On a Windows Server 2008 R2 file server, we are encountering a memory usage problem. We used RAMMap to troubleshoot, and found that 10GB of NTFS Metadata is being cached in memory and never gets released.
My first thought was that the Master File Table is just getting huge due to the millions of small files that are being generated on our 24TB RAID. However, with the help of NTFSInfo.exe we have found that the MFT is only a few MB in size.
So now I want to look at what else in the NTFS metadata is taking up so much space. If I can determine that, then perhaps I can determine how to handle the memory problem. NTFSInfo doesn't provide any information on other types of metadata, and so far I have not found any other tools that do.
Are there any suggestions for tools that will show me specific information about NTFS metadata?