[Dovecot] Courier-imap + dovecot simultaneously?
philipp at igowo.de
Mon Apr 30 00:54:22 EEST 2007
Charles Marcus wrote:
>> The index files are my main concern.
> Well, that and having two different servers reading from potentially
> the same files/maildirs at the same time.
> Honestly, I just don't know enough about IMAP to know if there is
> anything to worry about or not...
As far as I know, Maildir is implicitly locking safe and Dovecot handles
it's index files very robust. If Postfix delivers a mail without using
Dovecots deliver program, Dovecot also has to update its index files, so
it shouldn't be a problem if Courier moves some mail around. Also it
would only be a fair test if your tester is testing the servers one
after the other and not simultaneously - you should tell him. So I don't
think anything will get messed up, but you nevertheless don't want this
type of setup for anything else than testing ;)
More information about the dovecot