[Dovecot] Spliting Folders for Efficiency
d at nielwatts.com
Fri Oct 12 15:11:31 EEST 2007
Chris Laif wrote:
> On 10/11/07, Daniel Watts <d at nielwatts.com> wrote:
>> Dear Timo,
>> Would there be any sense in giving Dovecot the option to split folders
>> into multiple subfolders when they reached a specified size (probably
>> message count) limit?
> Many modern file systems offer the possibility to use optimized
> directory indexes. Listing these directories scales very well.
> Splitting files into subdirectories would have a negative effect: You
> have to walk through every directory and merge all file names into one
> data table.
That is true. But it still leaves the motivation of being able to store
rarely accessed 'old' mail in a separate, perhaps remote, location which
I can see as valuable. Even though storage is pretty cheap, expensive
disks...are not cheap =)
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