E-mail capable disk space monitor?
February 8, 2005 12:12 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for an application that can monitor the free space on several hard drives and generate email alerts if certain conditions are met, I've googled but haven't been able to find any capable, free software for this, little help?
posted by Cosine to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
damn, sorry about that, WinXP.
posted by Cosine at 12:19 PM on February 8, 2005

double damn, yes, I need to monitor hard drives on more than one machine.
posted by Cosine at 12:20 PM on February 8, 2005

I'm very happy with Big Brother for this purpose.

By the way, there's no need to add your name to the body of a post. The server will do that for you.
posted by majick at 12:31 PM on February 8, 2005

Second on Big Brother -- it works very well.
posted by eriko at 2:21 PM on February 8, 2005

Big Brother looks like big overkill, it requires IIS and is not for XP and has a server/client install. I'm really just looking for a little app to run in my systray and let me know if my w/s is getting full.
posted by Cosine at 3:23 PM on February 8, 2005

How about FreeSpacePro? From the description: "Displays all drives including removable, cdroms and network drives.Select up to ten drives to display in real-time! Has mini-meter in tray-icon. Can play sound or execute program on low disk space."
posted by bachelor#3 at 5:54 PM on February 8, 2005

The built-in Windows Performance Monitor (found in Administrative tools) can do this, sort of. You can create alerts that run when free space falls below some minimum. (Create a new alert, and for each computer, add the "Logical Drive" counter "Free Megabytes.") The tricky part is making it send e-mail. Although it doesn't have built-in SMTP ability, it can run an arbitrary program. So if you can find a program that can send email from a command line, it could work.
posted by blue mustard at 3:40 AM on February 9, 2005

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