Spend Less Time and Money on Disk Space
You’ll spend less time worrying about your disk space when your daily disk space monitoring is completely automated—and you’ll spend less money over the long run by better managing your objects and files, so you don’t purchase unnecessary, expensive extra disk.
Plan for the Future
Understanding current trends within your storage environment gives you greater visibility to predict your organization’s disk space needs and plan for the future accordingly, thanks to the historical metrics visible in your disk space analyzer.
Improve System Performance
Regular monitoring for everything from active jobs to spooled files using flexible storage thresholds helps you stay on top of disk space at all times, not just when you’re reaching capacity.
Key Disk Space Management Features
Disk space management and monitoring
Be a better steward of your current disk space with active, automated monitoring of your disk usage. Robot Space keeps an eye on your disk storage information, collecting statistics on usage and helping you spot spikes and identify trends across direct access storage devices (DASD), SSD drives, NVMe, and network storage devices like SAN.
You need up-to-date information on critical, fast-growing objects. Robot Space uses storage collection groups and event thresholds to collect statistics for groups of objects and PowerHA environments running with IASP, which you can graph, save, and print for analysis and future disk space planning. You can also compare library, integrated file system (IFS), and object-level growth from collection period to collection period.
Disk space analysis
Drill into disk storage problems to discover what’s eating away at your disk space. See historical disk growth metrics, compare against previous collections, and use cleanup tools for addressing obsolete objects and file reorganization.
Text, email, and SMNP alerting
Automated monitoring is hands-off, but rest assured that you’ll be all ready to respond to any issues that need your attention. When a specified disk space threshold is reached, receive a text, email, or SMNP message on your preferred device so you can correct the storage problem.
A lot of systems and applications feed your IBM i, including other servers, point-of-sale, inventory transactions, and more. As a disk usage analyzer, Robot Space offers pre-defined reports to help you better understand your IBM i disk space usage.
Audit Your IBM i Storage Lately?
Let’s say you want to pass library name, journal name, and/or number of retention days to a program and have the system delete any journal receivers associated with that journal whether they have been saved or not. No problem! Robot Space automates IBM i storage audits like this. It helps you:
Clean up journals and journal receivers (JRN)
Predict reorganization of physical files (PF) for deleted records
Purge old save files (SAVF)
Purge old integrated file system (IFS) stream files
Identify duplicate library objects
Find damaged objects
Delete QHST logs
Delete old spooled files
Automate IBM i Storage Cleanup and Disk Space Remediation
See how you can clean up your IFS automatically!
How often do you manually delete outdated or redundant records? Save time, ensure reliability, and keep things running smoothly by scheduling regular system cleanup tasks.
Robot Space seamlessly interfaces with Robot Schedule, allowing you to schedule jobs that will fix any disk space issues Robot Space reveals. Using the two software tools together, you can:
- Run jobs that collect and monitor disk space information
- Perform storage cleanup tasks
- Purge old disk space statistics
- Schedule reports to run regularly
- Print reports
Manage IBM i Storage Growth with Robot Space
Quick and Easy IBM i Disk Space Management
Studies show that the amount of data stored worldwide will grow by 4,300% within 7 years. 80% of that growth is on enterprise servers like your IBM i. If you want to be prepared to manage that kind of big data, watch this webinar!