Recently stood up a fully synced archival node on an old Mac with an external SSD. Looking to spin up the indexer, and am trying to figure out the logistics of indexer storage. In the node config I set
IsIndexerActive to true, and there appears to be a large file in the node data directory on my SSD called
- Is this file the entirety of the indexed database?
- When I spin up my indexer it reads data from my external SSD and it starts writing data to postgres, how can I configure the indexer to write data to postgres files stored on my external SSD?
- Do I need to use an SSD for the indexed database, or can I use HDD for this storage (i.e. is the i/o of the indexer less than the live archival node such that I can use HDD)?