DiskBoss – Automated Rule-Based File Management


DiskBoss provides comprehensive disk space analysis, file classification, duplicate file detection, file organizing, search and file synchronization capabilities. Furthermore, DiskBoss makes it possible to synchronize local directories, network shares and NAS storage devices in either one- or two-way mode with performance tuning features and periodic scheduling features allowing one to perform one- or two-way sync between directories/shares/NAS storage devices and storage devices in either direction with performance tuning options and periodic scheduling features for maximum convenience and efficiency.

All file management operations may be saved as user-defined commands and then executed instantly through either the main GUI app or direct desktop shortcuts.

Disk Space Analysis and File Management

DiskBoss provides users with a comprehensive suite of disk space analysis and file management features, such as real-time file change monitoring, display of disk and directory size information, file classification, duplicate file search/cleanup functionality, high speed file synchronization/bulk file delete operations as well as secure data wiping/wipeout operations as well as change reporting features. In essence it enables automated, rule-based disk management operations on local and networked computers using one centralized GUI application.

Disk space analysis performance can be optimized by enabling one to control the number of parallel disk and directory scanning threads. This feature is especially beneficial when dealing with large file systems containing hundreds of gigabytes or more of file system data for analysis.

The user can select which disks and directories to analyze, create a list of categories to filter file analysis results and create top directory view charts that display how much space specific categories occupy in a directory view chart. Furthermore, users may select an individual report mode and format for every disk or directory being examined.

DiskBoss allows the user to opt out of preview dialogs for each file organizing command and turn on batch report generation mode, saving an individual report file for every input disk, directory or network share containing detailed file organization statistics – this may be saved as HTML, PDF, text or Excel CSV report formats.

Duplicate Files Detection and Removal

DiskBoss includes an advanced duplicate files finder capable of reliably detecting duplicates across disks and directories, replacing them with links back to originals or moving duplicates elsewhere before permanently removing them from the system. IT and storage administrators can pre-configure automatic search and removal policies which can then be fully executed through DiskBoss Server or its command line utility utility.

DiskBoss provides an array of advanced duplicate file search options to customize search processes according to specific hardware configurations. For instance, one can set the maximum number of parallel duplicate file processing threads; file scanning mode settings; maximum duplicate set display limits and the amount of disk space dedicated for duplicate storage.

DiskBoss also features various statistical pie charts and timeline graphs that can be displayed in the duplicate file search results dialog and exported as HTML, PDF, text and Excel CSV reports. Furthermore, it offers batch saves of duplicate file search reports by file creation year allowing one to review and analyze disk space usage per category of files.

File Organizing

DiskBoss provides an impressive set of automated, rule-based file management capabilities, including copying, moving, deleting, compressing and linking files and folders based on user-defined rules and policies. Files and file categories may be organized into one or more broad file types represented by different icon sets to form hierarchical views of all the files or categories represented within.

All file organizing operations can be easily performed within DiskBoss GUI application and pre-configured as user-defined commands for execution with one mouse click, using either GUI or desktop shortcuts. Command configuration allows one to specify disks, directories or network shares that require processing; add conditional file management actions performing specific file operations when certain conditions are met; as well as define matching rules which determine when these actions should take place.

DiskBoss supports more powerful file pattern matching options than just standard file matching rules, including searching files for binary patterns located or not located at specific positions within them (hex patterns), searching text strings in files, or filtering on file attributes like size, date/time stamps and JPEG EXIF tags etc.

File Synchronization

DiskBoss features advanced file synchronization capabilities for quickly copying, moving, and syncing files between locations and storage devices. Furthermore, this tool comes equipped with features designed to classify and organize files as well as migrate data at high speeds – perfect for copying between locations or moving to storage devices!

This software offers both one-way and two-way file synchronization modes, flexible performance optimization options, file matching rules for specific file types or groups and the capability of excluding directories from file synchronization.

One useful feature is being able to match files based on their file extensions. To create such a rule, press the ‘Add Rule’ button in the ‘Rules’ tab, choose the File Extension rule type, set an operator value suitable for this rule type and enter up to six file extensions to match.

To ensure the integrity of synchronization operations, the program supports a ‘Fault-Tolerant File Copy’ mode which creates temporary copies of target files before replacing them with original ones. This mode should be utilized when working with network shares and enterprise storage systems; to maximize performance during file synchronization you may increase parallel directory scanning threads – something which dramatically speeds up synchronization speed when dealing with gigabit Ethernet connections.

File Copy

DiskBoss can execute an array of conditional file management operations such as copy, move, delete, compress, link and user-custom commands for files matching one or more flexible rules, including extension type category size creation date last access/modification date text/binary patterns etc.

Advanced real-time file synchronization capabilities make it possible to automatically synchronize local disks, directories and network shares as well as enterprise storage systems with one-way and two-way file synchronization modes, performance tuning options, error handling/recovery features etc. DiskBoss offers many advanced fault-tolerant/recovery features during file transfers; such as encryption of transferred blocks for encryption purposes and compression options prior to transfer. After completion of transfer operations it provides verification functionality so files may be verified.

DiskBoss can monitor disks and directories on an ongoing basis to detect changes that require file copy commands to be executed automatically when detected, with settings being configured in the ‘Disk Monitor Options’ dialog under the Actions tab of this dialog.

File Delete

DiskBoss allows users to search files based on file size. To add such a rule, press the ‘Add Rule’ button, select ‘Search Files With the File Size’ as your rule type and use an appropriate comparison operator – such as string or integer comparison operators – when adding it.

DiskBoss supports multiple file copy threads to maximize performance when copying files across physical drives and enterprise storage systems. Furthermore, its file overwrite modes enable one to choose from replacing existing files with overwriting only newer ones or skipping altogether or even creating unique file names for existing destination files.

Product also allows searching of JPEG EXIF tags within images. To set a rule searching JPEG images with EXIF tags, press ‘Add Rule’ buttons and choose the ‘Search JPEG Images with EXIF Tags’ rule type before defining either standard or custom JPEG EXIF tag(s) you wish to search.

DiskBoss Ultimate and DiskBoss Server both support ODBC connections to SQL databases, allowing IT and storage administrators to save disk space utilization reports such as duplicate file detection, file classification and disk change monitoring into centralised databases. In addition, both products support remote submission of these reports via an LDAP/AD authentication system for secure submission into this central report database.

File Integrity Monitoring

DiskBoss provides users with advanced disk change monitoring capabilities capable of detecting all changes to files and directories including deletion, creation, modification, renaming, moving and more. After each detected change is detected it can display details about them including their affect directory size as recorded at time of change as well as type (such as created, modified, moved renamed deleted etc). Furthermore it supports HTML, PDF Excel XML Text Reporting as well as saving such reports.

All aspects of disk space analysis, file classification, duplicate file detection, file organizing, file synchronization, copy, move and delete operations may be saved as user-defined commands that can be configured specifically to individual hardware configurations and needs, then executed with just one click from either the GUI application or command line utility. Furthermore, user-defined commands may even be created directly as desktop shortcuts to ensure they can be executed without first having to launch DiskBoss GUI application first.

File integrity monitoring features enable one to quickly verify digital signatures of critical system files, ownership information and other relevant data for computer system security and stability. Furthermore, file change monitor offers user-defined actions which are triggered after specific modifications to files or directories allowing an IT professional to quickly respond to unexpected or malicious activities and prevent potentially catastrophic system errors.

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