Ever growing mailboxes and archiving
pcravero at as2594.net
Mon Apr 18 05:58:23 EDT 2011
I am looking for a server-side archiving solution to be applied to a
relatively large cyrus installation.
The customer eats up ca 4 TB of data over about 4000 accounts. No quota.
The competition is: who will die first? The web-based client or our
SAN+backup system? :-)
I am aware cyrus can handle the folder tree of a single account over
different cyrus partitions. This might mean more complex maintenance and
way longer restore times but it does indeed require 100% good user
behavior in archiving old messages in the proper subtree. Unless
administratively old messages are moved away once a year (what an impact
on I/O and backups...).
A good search engine did not return useful links, or I used wrong keywords.
Some commercial email products have solutions to handle old messages or
just their attachments: is there something that would apply to our
How do you handle large and rarely accessed old messages?
PS: I am not after a regulations compliant archiving, just something to
offload the main (expensive) storage.
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