Best Practices (Indexing Version 2)
Apply the following best practices to obtain the best results with local index storage:
- Use a volume dedicated to the index cache directory formatted with a block allocation size of 4K.
- Use the IOmeter tool to test the I/O Operations Per Second (IOPS) on the drive. For more information, see Using IOPS for Testing Index Directory Performance.
- Configure antivirus exclusions for Windows and UNIX.
- For Microsoft Windows MediaAgents, disable Microsoft Windows indexing service on the drive. For more information, see Microsoft documentation.
- For Microsoft Windows MediaAgents, do not enable Windows Deduplication on a volume that contains the index cache directory, as this may cause a significant drop in performance and may cause jobs to fail.
- Do not locate the index cache directory on the system drive of the MediaAgent hosting it.
- Do not locate the index cache directory on a compressed drive.
- For best performance, locate the index cache directory on a solid state drive (SSD) disk.
- Do not locate the index cache directory folder directly under the <software_installation_directory>.
- For Unix, do not specify root as the index cache directory.
- When entering the complete index cache directory path:
- Do not use special characters.
- Do not use any Unicode characters.
Note: The overall path length, including the index cache directory folder name, is limited to 75 characters.
Last modified: 5/7/2018 3:14:57 PM