Mailstore filesystem

Michael Loftis mloftis at
Mon Jul 10 13:58:19 EDT 2006

I'd be very careful with softupdates.  If you shut down uncleanly for any 
reason in the past it has caused *SEVERE* loss of data for me.  Not just 
once, but many many times.  It has gotten much better but I haven't put it 
to the test lately at all.

--On July 10, 2006 10:17:57 AM -0400 Forrest Aldrich <forrie at> 

> For the record... what about file systems for the mail spool on non-linux
> systems, such as FreeBSD, et al.
> I've read a number of documents that addressed (classic) Usenet-based
> activity (applicable to cyrus) - most agree that FreeBSD UFS+SoftUpdates
> performs very well.
> Thanks.
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