[Dovecot] what to expect from changing index location
tss at iki.fi
Thu Jun 30 07:35:00 EEST 2011
On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 18:09 +0100, William Blunn wrote:
> On 29/06/2011 18:00, William Blunn wrote:
> > Perhaps the per-mailbox index files for sdbox and mdbox should be
> > re-named to "message metadata databases", and the "map index" should
> > be renamed to "message store database".
> Also it might be an idea to change the filenames of the files to avoid
> the word "index".
> Perhaps use something like "ddb" instead (means "Dovecot database").
Or simply "db" :)
Yes, this would be nice, but..
> To allow for migration of existing installations, it might be an idea to
> make Dovecot look for both "ddb" and "index" when opening, but use "ddb"
> when creating new files.
This makes it annoying. It wastes disk I/O..
BTW. Cyrus also has "cyrus.index" file, which is the only storage for
message flags. So Dovecot isn't alone with this.
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