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What is the format of the Performance Sentry data files?

Performance Sentry data files are ASCII text files, comma delimited by default, in an open, documented format that can be easily read in almost any application. To make it easy for third party products to process our data, we developed a self-defining file format. At the start of each file, we write Configuration records and […]

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How big are the nightly Performance Sentry data files?

You can expect data files on the order of 8-12MB daily. If you find that your daily .smf data files are significantly larger and that amount of data is causing unacceptable problems and delays in post-processing, there are several approaches that you can use to trim them back in size without sacrificing clarity and detail. Review […]

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