Network Storage

Michael J McCafferty mike at
Thu Apr 12 16:06:40 CDT 2012

	Do you need to capture the whole packet, including the payload? You
will save a lot of space by just capturing the headers. For example,
tcpdump doesn't capture the whole packet by default anyway. You may not
be able to capture at line rate anyway depending on what you are using
to capture with (drivers, libraries, software, etc). See the -s option
in tcpdump man page for info.

Good luck,

On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 16:25 -0400, Maverick wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> Can you please comment on what is best solution for storing network
> traffic. We have been graciously granted access by our network
> administrator to capture traffic but the one Tera byte disk space is
> no match with the data that we are seeing, so it fills up quickly. We
> can't get additional space on the server itself so I am looking for
> some external solutions. Can you please suggest something that would
> be best for Gbps speeds .
> Best,
> Ali

Michael J. McCafferty
M5 Hosting

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