[Dovecot] Fault tolerant architecture
Marcelo Salhab Brogliato
msbrogli-dovecot at vialink.com.br
Tue Nov 29 00:14:19 EET 2011
I'm new to this list and want your help.
I'm the mail admin for some domains in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Today we have only one machine running dovecot (imap+pop3) with local mail.
We are migrating to two virtual machines in kvm running in separate hosts. Then we have two main problems:
- How to share mail files to both dovecots? We've been thinking about NFS using local indexes. Is this a good approach?
- How do we have a fault tolerant mail servers? Our first solutions is using two IP addresses in our DNS records.
About NFS using local indexes, I'm configuring a test server. But how to configure local indexes when my mail_location comes from sql (userdb_home actually).
I'm using dovecot 1.2.9.
I guess you already had some of these problems or maybe in another architecture these neither exists.
Thanks for any help,
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