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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 7, 2021

Navigator for i - IFS analysis tool like TreeSize

I submitted this earlier (ID 133748) as a request for ACS, but it was declined and suggested that I resubmit it for Navigator for i.

I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at eg. the root folder and see for each folder how many files/folders/bytes are in that folder.
Something like TreeSize for Windows' explorer interface (please see attachment).
We don't want to create a root-share on Netserver and analyze through that for various reasons, including security.


Use Case:

Better overview of IFS usage.
Faster pinpointing of unwanted growth.
Troubleshooting on number of IFS object growth.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. There are modern tool work-arounds -- use Open Source or use SQL, as mentioned in earlier comments.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jan 18, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jan 11, 2021

    If a text interface is good enough, there is this tool called NCurses Disk Usage - see more about it here: https://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu.

    The source can be retrieved from the git repository and compiled in PASE using the compiler tools installed via YUM. I compiled it on our 7.3 partition without any issues so far.

    Maybe IBM can include this tool in their YUM repository, so compile would not be necessary?

  • Guest
    Jan 8, 2021

    You can already easily do what you are asking for with SQL Services . See the iSee video blog for examples.
    https://learn.common.org/products/manage-your-ifs-with-ibm-i-services-and-acs?packages%5B%5D=46368&in_package=46368&sort_by=package_order&ref=package&ref_id=46368

  • Guest
    Jan 7, 2021

    Attachment (Description): Example from TreeSize for Windows

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Add IFS to the new IBM Navigator for i

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The New IBMi Navigator does not support access to the IFS or database Schemas. We don't not want to use another product for these functions, or Heritage Nav Use Case: I need to upload files from my PC to the IFS. (drag and drp function also . Busi...
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration