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Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads

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Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads
In this paper we present the analysis of two large-scale network file system workloads. We measured CIFS traffic for two enterprise-class file servers deployed in the NetApp data center for a three month period. One file server was used by marketing, sales, and finance departments and the other by the engineering department. Together these systems represent over 22 TB of storage used by over 1500 employees, making this the first ever large-scale study of the CIFS protocol. We analyzed how our network file system workloads compared to those of previous file system trace studies and took an in-depth look at access, usage, and sharing patterns. We found that our workloads were quite different from those previously studied; for example, our analysis found increased read-write file access patterns, decreased read-write ratios, more random file access, and longer file lifetimes. In addition, we found a number of interesting properties regarding file sharing, file re-use, and the access patt...
Andrew W. Leung, Shankar Pasupathy, Garth R. Goods
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where USENIX
Authors Andrew W. Leung, Shankar Pasupathy, Garth R. Goodson, Ethan L. Miller
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