How NetX Reports Storage Capacity

Storage device manufacturers measure capacity using the decimal system (base 10), so 1 gigabyte (GB) is calculated as exactly 1,000,000,000 bytes. Starting in NetX 8.5, the capacity of the storage media in the application will be measured using this decimal system.

Previously, capacity was reported using the the binary system (base 2) of measurement. In binary, 1 GB is calculated as 1,073,741,824 bytes. For example: the way decimal and binary numeral systems measure a GB is what causes a 32 GB storage device to appear as approximately 28 GB when detailed by its operating system, even though the storage device still has 32 billion bytes (not 28 billion bytes), as reported.

Because of the way storage capacity is reported to our internal site monitoring systems, this change may cause some SaaS customers to go over their subscribed storage limit after upgrading to 8.5. To see how much storage your NetX application uses, you will need to use the Flex UI. Click on System (gear icon), go to the Storage tab, and double-click on the repository location. NetX will email a warning notification when storage is nearing the limit. We can help you add more storage or configure Amazon Glacier archive service (on Enterprise editions only) if your account needs adjustment. Please contact your account manager if you have any questions.

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful