Sort Users by Disk Usage
Idea shared by kevind - 1/2/2023 at 1:57 PM
When I'm viewing all the domains on the server, I can click on Disk Usage column and it sorts to show me the domains with the highest % used.

But when I open a domain with 100+ mailboxes, I cannot click on Disk Usage to sort the column. It would be nice to see which mailboxes are using the most space (or highest %).

I'll submit this as a feature request, so vote it up. But if I'm missing something obvious, let me know.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

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Zach Sylvester Replied
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Hello Kevin,

Thank you for reaching out with this question. We made the decision to remove the feature of sorting users by disk usage in 2021 due to performance concerns. However, there is a workaround available. As a domain administrator, you can use the disk usage domain report to filter by disk usage.

I hope this information helps. Since you submitted this as a feature request it will be added to our backlog for further discussion. 

Kind Regards, 
Zach Sylvester
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
Zach, thanks for reply. Couple comments...

It looks like I have to impersonate the domain admin to see the disk usage domain report. This seems awkward. Would be nice to let the server admin view users and disk usage.

I impersonated a domain admin with 1000 users, clicked on Disk Usage, and it just spun for 20 minutes. I got tired of waiting and closed the browser tab. Maybe this could be optimized to only have to look up the 20 or so users on the first screen?

SM V15.x has this feature, and the user results by usage within a domain are instant.
Matt Petty Replied
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It was inefficient the way it looked up the data. We have instantaneous ways of pulling this info now it would be cool to fix the UI to use the new way to get user sizes. Before we had to pull it from each user but we now store a cached user size in accounts.json.

Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
Even if the software processing was inefficient, we don't understand why a good feature would be completely removed.  Research the more efficient method and add it to a future release.  Our team and customers prefer that features don't just disappear.

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