Guys, I have a large CIFS volume (2TB+) with snapshots enabled and lots of files/directories. I'd like to try and estimate how many of each I have. Is there any accounting for this on the cluster? Perhaps the iNode count or the like? I'd rather not try and run something like TreeSize against it! Will take months!
I'd suggest using the NFS version to scan though. It's a bit more robust and, honestly, works a little better than the SMB version. Set up a Linux VM and install XCP there. In XCP 1.6, we have File Systems Analytics, which does a regular poll of the file system to report on things like file counts. This is readonly and won't change any data.