Notes on Installing an Autopsy Multi-user Cluster

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Note: This is just initial notes to get an autopsy multi-user cluster working. In my setup Autopsy is installed on Linux, and the servers are Linux-based. So far, a fully-Linux setup looks difficult. It appears that Autopsy shared correlation will work, but distributed processing is questionable. More to come later.

Getting started

Main server - Ubuntu 18.04 - install and upgrade

Speed test: NFS vs Samba (2015) - https://ferhatakgun.com/network-share-performance-differences-between-nfs-smb/

Samba optimize - https://calomel.org/samba_optimize.html Watch out for chaching.

“Also note that because all computers need to access the shared storage at the same path, you cannot mix operating systems. A Linux system running Solr will not be able to access the shared storage at the same path as a Windows Autopsy client.”

I don’t understand why this would be true.

Server 1

DO NOT USE THE APT PACKAGE https://www.osradar.com/install-apachemq-ubuntu-18-04/

Setting the service user and group did not work for me. Removing it runs activemq as system - not sure if that is desirable…

Instead try with ```sudo /opt/activemq/bin/activemq start


```bash
sudo systemctl restart activemq
systemctl status activemq

sudo apt install postgresql https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-postgresql-on-ubuntu-16-04 sudo nano /etc/postgresql/10/main/postgresql.conf

sudo systemctl restart postgresql

End of server 1 config

** Server 2** Create the shared folder and add it to /etc/exports for NFS

If your client is Windows, use Samba instead.

Install Solr Autopsy is using a very old version of Solr - 4.10.3 https://archive.apache.org/dist/lucene/solr/4.10.3/

https://tecadmin.net/install-apache-solr-on-ubuntu/

If using Solr 8, change solrconfig.xml mergeFactor to mergePolicyFactory.