[Dovecot] Squat indexing a Maildir of over 600 GB?
tss at iki.fi
Mon Jul 21 20:20:21 EEST 2008
On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 12:55 -0400, John Wells wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 12:37 -0400, John Wells wrote:
> >> Guys,
> >> We have a very large maildir for email auditing purposes. It's
> >> currently at 600 GB and continues to grow.
> >> Can dovecot handle this with squat indexing, or am I out of my mind?
> > You can try of course, but that might be a bit too much. :) I've only
> > tested with a 1,4 GB mailbox and memory usage went somewhere like 700 MB
> > I think.
> Aha...I see...I was under the mistake impression that this was a
> disk-based index.
It's stored on disk, but when indexing it needs to keep parts of the
index in memory.
> Given that squat seem unfeasible, can anyone recommend another
> approach? I'll look at Lucene integration, but if anyone knows of a
> dovecot way or of another tool that would do this effectively,
> commercial or open source, please let me know.
v1.1.2 has Solr support. It might work:
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