Cyrus on Amazon EC2 and EBS?

Forrest Aldrich forrie at
Thu Feb 11 12:02:19 EST 2010

On 2/11/10 11:55 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> 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.

I wonder how people deal with the disk I/O deficiency under virtual 
systems such as VMWare.   We decided not to virtualize any processes 
that were disk I/O intensive.

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