Recommended file locations for linux cyrus servers?
john-cyrus at earthspike.net
Thu Dec 4 18:18:12 EST 2014
For what it's worth, I have a separate /srv partition for exactly the
reasons you outline, and I place the cyrus mailbox data in /srv/cyr.
That way, an overfull mail store doesn't kill the entire server (and
vice versa, perhaps). I'm using Ubuntu, but I think the principle
remains the same.
On 04/12/14 23:11, Patrick Goetz wrote:
> This might seem like a dumb question, but I'm wondering if anyone has
> some thoughts on recommended file locations for single server systems;
> in particular, what are the cyrus default folder locations?
> I've been using cyrus on Ubuntu/debian systems and am now making a
> switch to Arch. The default debian file locations are:
> /var/spool/cyrus: mail, news, sieve
> /var/run/cyrus: sockets
> /var/lib/cyrus: db files, db, quota, msg, proc
> /var/log/mail.* log files
> although there also appears to be an unused /var/lib/cyrus/user folder
> The problem with putting actual user mail in /var is that this can
> eventually amount to quite a bit of data. Many modern small server
> systems are set up with small/fast SSD OS disks and user data (/home)
> stored on larger traditional disks. (I set up all my servers like this.)
> Since the OS disk is relatively small, I try to avoid placing growing
> data stores on it.
> The simple solution would appear to be to place /var on a separate
> partition on the larger disks as well, but this has in the past resulted
> in boot problems because /var doesn't get mounted quickly enough. (And
> yes, understood this problem has finally been solved by systemd.)
> So my solution has been to make the defaultpartition = /home/cyrus/mail
> leaving the debian defaults in place otherwise.
> The Arch package maintainer has set up everything under /var/imap:
> [root at ibis imap]# pwd
> [root at ibis imap]# ls
> db log msg proc quota sieve socket user
> I can live with this, but it doesn't seem ideal, either. For example,
> what is the configdirectory, given this directory structure?
> Hence my question. The Arch philosophy is to stick as closely to
> upstream as possible, so it would be useful to know what that is.
> Cyrus Home Page: http://www.cyrusimap.org/
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