Database on Network Drive

Due to storage limitations, I have been trying to maintain my DevonThink databases on a Mac Mini server that has a giant Thunderbay drive array connected to it, then loading these databases across the network to my iMac.

This is creating latency.

This is not a question about sync - but about best practice for connecting/managing a remote file system.

Would things be better if I kept the Devonthink data on the Thunderbay, and then used a locally stored Indexed drive, instead of loading the whole imported database?

Curious how this challenge might best be met.

Is this a wireless connection or a wired one? Databases on network drives are only recommended if it’s a wired & fast connection (e.g. at least gigabit ethernet). Otherwise the performance & reliability might suffer.

It is gigabit ethernet. Even with that I notice quite a number of beachballs.

Harddiscs and especially SSDs (especially internal ones) are of course a lot faster than gigabit ethernet, therefore the performance is of course not the same.

Anyway, could you please launch Apple’s Activity Monitor application (see Applications > Utilities), select the unresponsive DEVONthink 3 in the list of processes, choose the menu item View > Sample Process and send the result to cgrunenberg - at - devon-technologies.com? Screenshots of File > Database Properties for all databases would be useful too.

Thanks in advance!

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Thanks, have sent as requested.