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Indexing: Best Practices

Recommendations for the Index Directory

Follow these practices to obtain best results with local index storage:

  • Use a volume dedicated to the Index 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 Testing IOPS for Disk Library Mount Paths with IOmeter.
  • Do not locate the Index Directory on the system drive of the MediaAgent hosting it.
  • Do not locate the Index Directory on a compressed drive.
  • For Microsoft Windows MediaAgents, disable Microsoft Windows indexing service on the drive. For more information, see Microsoft documentation.
  • For best performance, locate the Index Directory on an SSD (solid state drive) disk.
  • Do not place the Index Directory folder directly under the software_installation_directory.
  • For Unix, do not specify root as the Index Directory.
  • When entering the complete index path:
    • Do not use special characters.
    • Do not use any Unicode characters.

    Note: The overall path length, including the Index Directory folder name, is limited to 75 characters.