Regardless of your hardware location, machine specs are also of importance and can be broken into four basic categories; CPU, memory (RAM), hard disk space and network.
•CPU: Recommendation is any modern dual core 64-bit CPU with hyper threading enabled. Most CPUs manufactured in the past 3 years will be more than sufficient.
•Memory: We recommend having at least 4GB of available memory on this hardware. Available memory meaning memory not being consumed by other processes rather than total amount of physical memory installed. You may have 4GB installed on the hardware, but other processes like Windows may consume 50% or more of that amount. This will be crucial when talking about multi-threaded or parallel operations in the coming sections.
•Hard Disk Space: While the data during a migration is only stored temporarily, other dependencies like installation, logs and backup data can consume disk space. Please be sure that at least 10GB of disk space is available to be consumed by Essentials. If disk space reaches zero, expect performance and other issues. If you are creating a backup, make sure you have enough disk space (local or cloud) to store the totality of your backup plus an additional 5% for overhead.
•Network: The faster the better. Any stable connection will do, but a fast 1Gbps hard wired network connection is ideal.