[Dovecot] Advice, Converting a Live/Production server.
FiL @ Kpoxa
FiL at kpoxa.org
Fri Jan 26 16:24:59 UTC 2007
Incremental backups with Maildir are much faster and easier and more
efficient and ...
Another thing is stability. Corrupted mailbox ruins whole mailbox (or at
least might ruin),
which could be thousands of messages. Corrupted message in Maildir is
just one corrupted message.
Brian G. Peterson wrote:
> On Sunday 10 December 2006 19:16, Michael Dilworth wrote:
>> I am currently running Dovecot as a pop3 server with standard
>> /var/mail mbox's
>> I would like to run a mixed Imap/Pop3 server with ~/maildir inbox's
> I would suggest first using mbox for everything, since you already have
> mbox working.
> Dovecot can support a mixed environment, and maildir is indeed somewhat
> faster, but if only some of your users intend to use imap, mbox plus
> dovecot's indexes may very well be sufficient without conversion. If the
> performance is acceptable, you might not need to run a mixed environment.
> - Brian
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