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Nathan Friend



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Predict future disk space Reply with quote

There was an article a while back that mentioned a script to predict future disk space based on current usage rates. It also gave an estimated date when the disk would be full.

Any idea what it's called?

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Nathan.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Predict future disk space Reply with quote

Nathan Friend wrote:
There was an article a while back that mentioned a script to predict future disk space based on current usage rates. It also gave an estimated date when the disk would be full.

I don't remember such an article, and I would have thought it almost hopeless to attempt such a prediction. Eg, recently I noticed an mpg file which was a demo of a long FPS game, taking several Gb. I had downloaded it a couple of years ago and forgotten it. I now deleted it. How could a script predict things like that? Might work if you did nothing but steadily write one-page articles for a weekly periodical.

Personally, I have never filled a disk. While, like everyone else, I have had ever larger disks over the years, they have always kept ahead of me. Perhaps because I trawl through them occasionally and delete stuff.
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