Backup strategy for large mailbox stores

John Madden jmadden at
Mon Feb 15 14:16:01 EST 2010

Vincent Fox wrote:
> I suppose replication and snapshots are out of the question for you?

Replication is something we haven't gotten into yet but there's probably 
something there.  We don't have a remote site, so there's no way to make 
that work in a DR/backup sense.

We did quite a bit with snapshots (LVM) to when we were experimenting 
with block-level backups but there's a performance problem there -- we 
were saturating GbE.  Snapshot doesn't really buy you anything in terms 
of getting the data to tape.

John Madden
Sr UNIX Systems Engineer
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
jmadden at

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