Autopsy User Documentation  4.19.2
Graphical digital forensics platform for The Sleuth Kit and other tools.
Pick Your Hardware / VM Configuration


The first step in setting up a multi-user cluster is picking how many computers or VMs you'll use to run the various services.

From a service perspective, you'll need to run:

You can run each of these on their own dedicated VM, but that is not necessary.

Apache Solr uses a lot of memory, so we recommend keeping it by itself. The exception is if you are using Windows File Sharing for shared storage. You can get better Solr performance if it is writing to local storage instead of over the network. So, you can consider using the same computer for both Solr and shared storage.

Also note that because all computers need to access the shared storage at the same path, you cannot mix operating systems.

We recommend:

Suggested Hardware


You will have lots of important data on the system. Ensure that the following are regularly backed up:

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