Recomendations for a 15000 Cyrus Mailboxes
tschoeler at wernermedia.de
Tue Apr 10 10:58:23 EDT 2007
On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:56:43 -0500
"Nestor A. Diaz" <nestor at tiendalinux.com> wrote:
> Hello People,
> I am a proud cyrus user and fan, right know i need o implement a 15K
> users cyrus mailstore, since i have been using cyrus for an average
> 400 users mailstore, i will like to hear comments for setting up a
> cyrus for a 15K users.
> I currently have a ' postfix / postgresql / cyrus-sasl / cyrus '
> production server working for more than two years without problems,
> and i am going to replicate the same configuracion, however since i
> am going to have a huge space for mail and people are going to
> use a lot of space, aprox. 50 MB per user, i will like to hear some
> comments about what should be the best (cyrus / pop3 / imapd)
> configuration, i have read on the mail list some configuration that
> fastmail.fm use, including pop3, imap proxies and multiple instances
> of cyrus, but i like to see more comments about that.
> These are the plans: (comments on every number will be apreciated)
> 1. Linux LVM over a 600 GB RAID 10 ( 4 x 300 GB)
> 2. Which filesystem seems to be the better ? ext3 ? xfs ?
> reiserfs ?
Do NEVER use XFS on GNU/Linux. (C)XFS is a brilliant FS on sgi's IRIX
machines, I never lost even a single in more than ten years.
On GNU/Linux the implementation totally sucks. I'll stop my rant on
GNU/Linux now ;)
My guess: ext3. ReiferFS has some very annoying weaknesses that may
Best: ZFS on Solaris ;)
> 3. Which options to format the filesystem ? acording to the chosed
> 4. Which pop3 / imap proxy to use ?
> 5. Single instance or multiple instances of cyrus ? taking in mind
> that there should be the option to recover a mailbox or some
> mail of a mailbox without having to shut down the whole cyrus system.
> 6. Best way to perform backups ? LVM snapshots ? shutting down some
> cyrus partitions ? RAID10 hot swap ?
> 7. Any other suggestion will be welcome.
> Thanks a lot !!
> Nestor A. Diaz
> Ingeniero de Sistemas
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