High availability email server...

kbaker kbaker at missionvi.com
Thu Jul 27 17:25:38 EDT 2006

Chad A. Prey wrote:
> OK...I'm searching for strategies to have a "realtime" email backup in
> the event of backend failure. We've been running cyrus-imap for about a
> year and a half with incredible success. Our failures have all been due
> to using junky storage.
> One idea is to have a continuous rsync of the cyrus /var/spool/imap
> and /var/lib/imap to another server

The newest version of Cyrus supports replication. I'd suggest looking into this.


> I've also considered delivering email to two discreet email backends and
> keeping the /var/lib/imap file sync'd . I don't think I can use murder
> to do this.

> Is anyone out there using RHEL in a cluster that would like to share
> their architecture? Any contractors out there that want to get paid to
> help us implement?
> Chad P.
> cprey at salk.edu
> Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Kevin Baker
Mission Vi Inc.
kbaker at missionvi.com
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