IIS 7 and Above
Application Request Routing (ARR)
Strange disk cache behavior
Last post Mar 09, 2012 09:39 AM by klaasnwk
Feb 23, 2012 05:46 AM|klaasnwk|LINK
I'm running a ARR 2.0 server in front of a IIS7.5 webserver. I've configured 2 websites on that webserver. One listens on
www.domain.com and the second listens on domain.com,
www.domain1.com and domain1.com. The second website redirects alle requests to website one.
On the ARR server I enabled disk cache and it works great, except one thing. The cache behavior is a little strange to me. I've the cache folders with files for every domain (www.domain.com, domain.com,
www.domain1.com and domain1.com). I would expect that I would only have one folder with cached content:
www.domain.com, since all requests to others domains will be redirected to
Is this normal behavior and can I set it up so that there will be only one cache folder (www.domain.com)?
Thanks in advance!
Feb 27, 2012 10:06 AM|klaasnwk|LINK
I've searched for 2 days now and I can't find anything about this.
Feb 27, 2012 10:30 AM|Johan Acevedo|LINK
Mar 08, 2012 03:58 AM|klaasnwk|LINK
Thanks for your reply. As far as i know Request Consolidation is a solution for cache-missis.
I'm lost! I can't imagine i'm the only one with this 'problem'.
Mar 09, 2012 02:43 AM|jugganutz|LINK
As far as i know this is typical... You create a main cache folder then in that folder it creates a webstie that cordinates for each domain name that ARR is routing. It is viewed as cache only so its not a big deal to clear it out once the storage location
gets full. I believe that is why it is best practice to place it on its own drive because if you have a ton of files cached it is easier to format and start fresh. But in all my deployments that is how it works. Yet i'm not an expert for ARR.
Mar 09, 2012 09:39 AM|klaasnwk|LINK
I think you're right. Well the 'problem' raised because I only have 73GB SAS drives which are pretty full already. Well I expand the capacity if needed.