I have a customer who has a separate de-dupe MA hosting all of their DDBs. It does not have SSDs but does have 15K rpm disks for both the OS volume and the volume hosting the de-dupe DBs. From what I understand, this was the recommended spec at the time, having a separate server. Currently they are getting very poor Q&I times, in the region of 42 secs (14 days), 63 secs (3 days).
Looking at the building blocks and MA hardware specification documents, firstly the recommendation is to ensure DDB is hosted on local disk. Also, the DDBs should be hosted on SSD.
Should the original configuration of a separate de-dupe server be replaced with DDBs moving to local storage on the MAs or is this configuration ok if the hardware is sufficient and fast enough?
Thanks in advance.