Network Storage

Nathan Stratton nathan at
Thu Apr 12 17:03:41 CDT 2012

On Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 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 .

I have done this two ways in the past, first is the simple way, LSI raid 
card with lots of disks and some nice 10 gig capture cards. The 2nd way is 
to use Gluster, over a large number of hosts with infiniband connecting 
them together.

Nathan Stratton
nathan at

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