September, 2009

  • Chained Captures and Stitching Them Back Together

    When you use NMCap to capture data you have an option to save the capture files as a chain. As the current capture file format has a limited size, this option allows you to continually capture the data in successive files. This also gives you some flexibility...
  • Delayed Write Failure Trace Study

    In this "Trace Study”, we'll look at a case where the customer is seeing delayed write failures logged in the event log. Delayed write failures are reported when a file being written over the network is inaccessible for a time. Based on a trace taken...
  • SMB Opportunistic Locking Behavior

    Behold the mysterious world of OpLocks (Opportunistic Locking). Often OpLocks will be disabled by a user or system administrator in order to help address a performance problem. And this practice might not always be the best course of action. Understanding...