This article provides the detailed file size specifications of the DDI Network Traffic Dump.
DDI will dump network traffic up to 10 files, with the limited size of 100 MB under the path of /var/log.
The Dump files are named .cap0 to .cap9. After .cap9 is dumped, new traffic will rotate the dump back to .cap0. This means old traffic will be overwritten.
- 10 files, each file size limit of 100 MB
- Filename: cap0 ... cap9
- Dump traffic in rotation will be cap0 after cap9
Q & A
Question: If we get a network traffic dump for several days, will it affect the behavior of DDI?
Answer: No. It will not affect the behavior of DDI. This will only affect new traffic kept in 10 files.
Question: If the traffic dump exceeds the DDI disk capacity, will it be overwritten?
Answer: DDI limits each dump file to 100 MB. 10 files only use 1000 MB of disk space so it should be no problem. Yes, the dump file will be overwritten.