we need some information about cyrus-imap server

Michael Menge Michael.Menge at zdv.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Mar 14 03:12:59 EST 2006

Masud Girkar wrote:
> Hi List,
> "We need to make sure that Cyrus server with Open-Xchange is capable of 
> handling 2-3 Tera bytes of mail database store. We need to keep large 
> size of mail databases on SAN devices. If somebody is already having 
> this kind of setup or known with the proficiency of Cyrus IMAP Server. 
> Please help"
> 1. Is one Cyrus is capable enough to work for 1-3 Tera bytes
> 2. Will there be any issue of speed of the mailing system while keeping 
> large size mail storage database with the Cyrus server?
> 3. What would be the Cyrus configuration/architecture for this setup.
> 4. OR is there a way to archive the old mail (inbox/sent)on the server 
> so that the users can access/search the old mails at some later stage.
I cant help with 1-3 but to 4 i would migrate the old eMails to cyrus.
If you have already an IMAP server runnig i would use mailutil or 
imapsync to copy them from the old to the new server.

Mailutil is faster, but imapsync has more options to rename the folders



> Regards
> Masud Girkar
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