as we are in the process of maintaining our OMERO installation currently , I was wondering about the impact of where (in terms of an I/O perspective) the
BioFormatsCache directory is located.
Currently it is on the same storage as the
ManagedRepository, meaning on GPFS in our case. Considering performance, I would expect to have a better experience if the cache is on a local (fast, meaning at least SSD or rather NVMe) volume.
Looking at it from the other way round, what would be the “risk” of loosing the cache’s content? From my understanding I wouldn’t bother at all to back it up as it should be re-generated upon demand (or at least upon a service restart).
Any input is highly appreciated!