What is the impact of CIFS Auditing enable in the toage and whee is he log stored.


I have asket to implement the below cifs audit (Home 30m is the 30 Min), what is the advantage and disadvantage of the same.


cifs.audit.autosave.ontime.enable         on


cifs.audit.autosave.ontime.interval        30m


cifs.audit.autosave.onsize.enable         off





Sunil Rawat

Re: CIFS Auditing- IMPACT

Rawat -


The impact of auditing isn't that high.

It does depend on how much auditing you turn.

File access logging will be a bit more load.


cifs.audit.saveas specifies the location for the log files:

Specifies the active event log file. The file must be in an existing directory in a network share.


You may wish to look at all of the cifs.audit option definitions before turning on auditing.

They're all documented in the 'options' man page:

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

At your service,

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant
Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions
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