Redundant Imap Servers

John Madden jmadden at
Wed May 25 14:37:47 EDT 2005

> I'm going to be setting up a small email server for my family and
> business.  There will be maybe 10 or 15 mail accounts, and it will
> handle 500 - 1000 emails per day, max.  Although its a small system, I
> need a redundant setup so if one server goes down, another will continue
> its job.  Is Murder suited to this task, or do I need to look for
> something else?

Murder alone doesn't provide for complete redundancy, only partitioning of
failures.  What you need is high availability, and in that respect, I don't think
cyrus is any different than any other application: two servers + shared storage +


John Madden
UNIX Systems Engineer
Ivy Tech State College
jmadden at

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