Essbase unix file system best practice

Is there such thing in essbase as storing files in different file system to avoid i/o contention? Like for example in Oracle, it is best practice to store index files and data files indifferent location to avoid i/o contention. If everything in essbase server is stored under one file directory structure as it is now, then the unix team is afraid that there may run into performance issue. Can you please share your thought?

In an environment with many users (200+) or those with planning apps where users can run large long-running rules I would recommend you separate the application on separate volume groups if possible, each volume group having multiple spindles available.
The alternative to planning for load up front would be to analyze the load during peak times -- although I've had mixed results in getting the server/disk SME's to assist in these kind of efforts.
Some more advanced things to worry about is on journaling filesystems where they share a common cache for all disks within a VG.

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