Optimizing Availability and Performance in a System with Disk Stores

When you use disk stores, keep your system optimized by following these guidelines:
  1. When you start your system, start all the members that have persistent regions at roughly the same time. Create and use startup scripts for consistency and completeness.
  2. Shut down your system using the gemfire shut-down-all command. This is an ordered shutdown that positions your disk stores for a faster startup.
  3. Decide on a file compaction policy and, if needed, develop procedures to monitor your files and execute regular compaction.
  4. Decide on a backup strategy for your disk stores and follow it. You can back up by copying the files while the system is offline or you can back up the online system using the gemfire command.
  5. If you remove any persistent region or change its configuration while your disk store is offline, consider synchronizing the regions in your disk stores.