How to configure a packet trace to run for several days without consuming large amounts of disk space
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Buffer: Circular, ring, rotating
tcpdump -i eth0 -s0 -w /tmp/trace.cap -C 100 -W 10Where
-i Interface to listen onCheck that there is sufficient disk space available and adjust the -C and -W parameters accordingly to ensure that a sufficient amount of traffic is captured prior to a failure.
-s0 Capture maximum possible packet size
-w Trace file location
-C Maximum capture file size in Mbytes
-W Maximum number of capture files
For further information refer to man tcpdump.
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