Cyrus crashed on redundant platform - need better availability?

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Wed Sep 15 12:51:32 EDT 2004

> Paul Dekkers wrote:
>> David Carter wrote:
>>> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Paul Dekkers wrote:
>>>> On the other hand, if there is a application level redundancy on its
>>>> way, it doesn't really matter on what platform the machine runs, so
>>>> it would still make me happier and even with FreeBSD. And I would
>>>> rather put my money there. Even if it means we'll have to wait for
>>>> some months,
>>> I wouldn't hold out hope of anything being available in "some months".
>>> I wrote my replication code two years ago, and submitted it to Rob and
>>> Ken about this time last year. Neither I or they have put any
>>> significant work into the code since then. As I indicated in my
>>> previous message, we all have other priorities right now.
>> I can imagine, but I hoped that priorities would change a bit with the
>> amount of users that repeatedly
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>> interest in this feature and with the money we are willing to put in :-|
> I'm willing to work on it if there is money available.  You are the only
> one that has says that you would commit money.  Where are the rest of
> the folks?  Based on the number of people that stepped up to pay for
> virtdomains support (zero), I'm guessing there are fewer out there
> willing to spend money than you think.  But I could be wrong.
> Other than the altnamespace project ($5000) that I did for a (unnamed)
> company in Texas, Jeremy Howard at Fastmail is the only one who has
> consistently paid for features.  I'll let him disclose what he has
> spent, if he chooses to, but its safe to say that its been more than
> just pizza and beer.
> I'd have to look at David's patch again and discuss things with CMU to
> get a good time estimate, but I'm guessing that a project like this
> would cost a few thousand dollars.

We are very interested in replicated shared folders. We have different
cyrus-imapd servers in different countries and would like to have common
shared folders. If this could also be implemented I'm sure we were able to
help sponsoring it.
There are also a number of commercial vendors of cyrus-imapd based
solutions who should be very interested in application level replication.


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