Ever growing mailboxes and archiving

Vincent Fox vbfox at ucdavis.edu
Mon Apr 18 11:19:21 EDT 2011

On 4/18/2011 2:58 AM, Paolo Cravero wrote:
> The competition is: who will die first? The web-based client or our
> SAN+backup system? :-)
What web-based client?  Why would you expect it to die?

As to SAN, this maybe related.....

We have found netbackup on large Cyrus mail-store volumes are a
problem due to the many small files.  We've been ameliorating this with
multiple streams but eventually it will be a time problem for us.

I've recently started working with netbackup7 ability to backup
the VMware image   This allows the backup of a large SAN LUN
to take place on the head node.  Currently using it on our Sympa
list-server node which has same problem as Cyrus, many small
files for the list archives.

No client install required
No backup loading on the VM
Backups fairly quick, it's a stream of a snapshot of the image
DR would be quick
API into the backup image allows individual file recoveries

We are not currently running Cyrus in VM, but I can see where
we will be eventually, and what we'd do for backup/recovery.

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