Selecting Disks Using Macro Commands
Normally, DiskBoss disk analysis and file search commands process a pre-defined set of input disks, directories and/or network shares, but sometimes it may be required to dynamically select disks to be analyzed depending on the configuration of the analyzed host computer.
For example, let's assume that the user needs to analyze a number of internal hard disks and a number of external hard drives with external hard disk drives sometimes connected and sometimes not depending on each specific situation. In such cases, it is not possible to pre-configure an analysis operation to process a pre-defined set of input disks and such operations should be configured dynamically according to the current configuration of the host computer.
In order to enable dynamic configuration of disk space analysis, file classification and file search operations, DiskBoss provides a number of macro commands allowing one to automatically select which disks to process according to the current configuration of the host computer. The following macro commands may be added instead of input directories to disk space analysis, file classification, duplicate files detection and file search commands:
In addition, these macro commands may be used to pre-configure disk space analysis, file classification, duplicate files detection and/or file search commands to be executed on a number of different servers when each server has a different set of hard disks to be analyzed. A set of disk analysis commands may be pre-configured and tested on a single server and then broadcasted to a number of DiskBoss Servers through the network using the DiskBoss Server configuration sync feature.