A Large-Scale Study of File-System Contents

@inproceedings{Douceur1999ALS,
  title={A Large-Scale Study of File-System Contents},
  author={John R. Douceur and William J. Bolosky},
  booktitle={SIGMETRICS},
  year={1999}
}
We collect and analyze a snapshot of data from 10,568 file systems of 4801 Windows personal computers in a commercial environment. The tile systems contain 140 million files totaling 10.5 TB of data. We develop analytical approximations for distributions of file size, file age, file functional lifetime, directory size, and directory depth, and we compare them to previously derived distributions. We find that tile and directory sizes are fairly consistent across file systems, but file lifetimes… CONTINUE READING
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