|There's more than one way to do things|
Find A Share size in Win2kby OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain)
|on Oct 10, 2002 at 16:13 UTC||Need Help??|
OzzyOsbourne has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Normally, to get the size of a file share on a windows system, I right click on it. for a 42 GB share, this takes under 10 minutes. When scripting, I use a combination of file::Find and stat to recurse the share, pull each individual file size, and add it to a running total.
Problems with this approach:
Becuase I am dealing with Terrabytes across my network, all the extra time that the script takes adds up fast. Usually, the script will take 8 hours to run.
Any elegant ideas?