Historical Section : Network File System Traces

The Historical Section includes all traces that are older than 10 years.

Network File System Traces are typically those for NFS and CIFS and which reflect the protocol used by such network file systems.

The following traces are free to download under the terms of the SNIA Trace Data Files Download License. Please note that cookies must be enabled within your browser in order to download traces.
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Trace Name Details Related Tools Year Recorded Timespan Record Count File Size Actions
Second Animation Dataset
Traces collected for the paper "Capture, conversion, and analysis of an intense NFS workload" by Eric Anderson, FAST 2009.
All of the traces have been stored in DataSeries (ds) format; a tool to read the traces can be found on this Github page. 2007 10 months 144 Billion 3.4 TB
Animation Dataset
Each set of data is a single contiguous trace from a single network location. Each set has been broken into downloadable ~4 GB chunks by iotta. Download the index.html file for more information.
All of the traces have been stored in DataSeries (ds) format; a tool to read the traces can be found on this Github page. 2003-2004 6 months 55 Billion 506 GB
Harvard SOS Traces
Software to process the NFSdump format is available here.
2001-2003 over 1 year 158 GB
Berkeley Auspex Traces
These traces follow the NFS activity of 236 clients serviced by an Auspex file server over the period of 1 week during late 1993. They were gathered by snooping Ethernet packets on four subnets. The clients are the desktop workstations of the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Division.
1993 7 days 27.8 Million 545 MB
Berkeley Auspex Traces
One week of NFS traffic from 236 clients accessing an Auspex server in late 1993. They were gathered by Cliff Mather by snooping Ethernet packets on four subnets. The clients are the desktop workstations of the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Division.
1993 1 day 0 Bytes

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