Cyrus on Amazon EC2 and EBS?

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Thu Feb 11 11:55:49 EST 2010

On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 10:35 -0500, Zachariah Mully wrote:
> Howdy all-
> Is anyone out there running Cyrus on an Amazon EC2 instance with EBS? 
> During these brutal storms we've had in the DC area, we've been 
> discussing how to improve the resiliency of our operations and getting 
> our mail systems out of our CO and into a datacenter is high on the 
> list. I'm looking for any feedback on using Cyrus with Amazon or any 
> other 'cloud' service (I'm also looking at Rackspace's cloudserver 
> offering as we're already a customer). Any gotchas, performance, 
> reliability issues, etc? About 120 users, 300+GB mailstore.

I run Cyrus on a Linode VM.  I've been *very* happy with them.  And it
is just a 'normal' virtual server and not any odd-ball cloud thing.

Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at> LPIC, Novell CLA
OpenGroupware, Cyrus IMAPd, Postfix, OpenLDAP, Samba

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