Analyzing User Behavior: A Trace Analysis of the NCAR Archival Storage System

Published as Storage Systems Research Center Technical Report UCSC-SSRC-12-02.


In this work we examine the user behavior of the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) archive. In particular we characterized user sessions and examined namespace locality of accesses within those sessions. Preliminary results suggest within a single session, repeat file accesses are uncommon, and that accessed files are localized within a small set of directories. This work provides a baseline and preliminary results for a more detailed future study.

Publication date:
March 2012

Brian Madden
Ian Adams
Joel Frank
Ethan L. Miller

Archival Storage

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  author       = {Brian Madden and Ian Adams and Joel Frank and Ethan L. Miller},
  title        = {Analyzing User Behavior: A Trace Analysis of the {NCAR} Archival Storage System},
  institution  = {University of California, Santa Cruz},
  number       = {UCSC-SSRC-12-02},
  month        = mar,
  year         = {2012},
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