[Dovecot] seeking advice: dovecot versions; mailbox formats.
schut at sarvision.nl
Thu Mar 8 11:56:35 EET 2012
I'm currently migrating our old (colocated) mail server (running a
[terribly outdated, I know] dovecot 1.1.11) to a new VPS (virtual
private server). The old server was running gentoo linux (which is
mainly the culprit of the old dovecot version: gentoo was too much
trouble to keep updating); the new server will run debian (stable: 6).
Debian currently has dovecot 1.2.15 in its repositories; not that much
I read in the docs about the auto-generated-from-hg debian dovecot
packages for 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2. Which leaves me to the choice what
version to use... OK, 2.2 is development, which leaves the choice to:
1.2.15; 2.0.x, or 2.1.x.
I would appreciate any consideration or thoughts on what version to choose.
On a related note, there is the possibility to switch from maildir to
dbox. I did not really find much pros or cons, except from performance
and standards-compliance (ability to use e.g. mutt on the server
itself). Any thoughts?
About the server: we're just a small company. Think about 15 accounts,
normal mail traffic, sometimes relatively large attachments (20mb+).
Some accounts have many folders; some accounts are very large (5Gb+).
Storage is on ext3, raid10. Performance has never been an issue;
reliability and ease of maintenance is more important.
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