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File and Disk Use Reports
There are multiple tools and methods to analyze your file and disk use. If you are looking at local files on your own computer, we suggest using JDiskReport. It is available for Windows, MacOS, and linux and the generated reports can be saved and viewed from any operating system. If you are looking at files on a remote, network storage device, DiscoverIT provides ClarityNow.
ClarityNow is configured to navigate data stored within the Discovery Data Center including Document Storage and Research Storage. This tool allows WID and Morgridge members to see real time reports of their lab's files and directories to help find targets for deletion or archiving. To see reports for non-shared files in a home directory, contact email@example.com.
To install ClarityNow on your computer you will need to be connected to the Discovery Network. If you are not inside the Discovery Building, you can use the VPN. See VPN Connection and Client Installation
for more information.
Download the software from: http://clarity.discovery.wisc.edu/
. If you do not have the necessary version of Java, it will step you through the process of installing it. If you are installing onto a Mac OS X computer, it will warn you that you are installing a program from an unidentified developer. See Mac OS X - Install Programs from Unidentified Developers
for more information. If you are having difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Started with ClarityNow
You must also be on the Discovery Network to start ClarityNow. After starting it, log in with your WID or Morgridge user name and password. You will see startup tips and something similar to the following:
The navigation panel on the left contains all of the volumes (a.k.a. main directories) you have access to view. Each lab's volumes are only viewable by members of that lab. A piechart displays the largest files and directories and each item is listed with its size and age.