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No. SpaceObServer is not able to restrict the level of file system information that is stored in the database. The scan has to traverse the complete file system tree to sum up the directory sizes. We have to store information of all files to implement many important features in SpaceObServer like the oldest, biggest, temporary and duplicate file search and also statistics about file owner and file extensions.

Yes, this is possible. Just configure the same database connection for each instance of SpaceObServer in the options. All scans will be listed in each SpaceObServer user interface and you can generate reports and configure scans from each instance. However by default there will only be one 'SpaceObServer Service' executing scans for a certain root directory. This is the machine where you first add this directory to scan. You can configure the scanning machine(s) from within the 'Configure Scans' dialog (See: 'Observing Server').

Please ensure that the SpaceObServer Enterprise Edition is installed on the server where you execute the script. If this is the case, most likely the SpaceObServer OLE Interface is not registered properly. Please open a console ('cmd.exe') with Administrator permissions on the machine you installed SpaceObServer on. Navigate to the installation directory of SpaceObServer (e.g. 'C:\Program Files\JAM Software\SpaceObServer') and execute the “SpaceObServer.exe” with command line option '/regserver': SpaceObServer.exe /regserver
Please note: The SpaceObServer.exe has to be started in elevated/administrator mode in order to be able to register the COM interface correctly.

When using a common sql server database there is no size limitation by default. Howerver, most comercial sql server database systems offer a free "Express" version of there sql server which are mostly limited in:

  • The maximum database size (MS SQL Server 2019 Express database is limited to 10 GB, without Transaction log files)
  • The number of used CPU cores / sockets (MS SQL Server 2019 Express: 1 socket or 4 cores)
  • The maximum used cache / memory (MS SQL Server 2019 Express: 1.4 GB RAM)

If you are planning to scan large amounts of disk space with SpaceObServer, you should always prefer using a real sql server database.
Please note that we offer SpaceObServer in a bundle with "Microsoft SQL Server Standard, incl. 1 CAL, Runtime License (perpetual license)".
Please find more information in our price list.

Yes, with SpaceObServer you can also scan your SharePoint On Premise or SharePoint Online server. To do this, select the scan type "SharePoint" under "Scan > Add Scan > More" and configure the server name, path and the user account to be used.