[Dovecot] Local node indexes in a cluster backend with GFS2

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Nov 15 14:59:23 EET 2010

On 15.11.2010, at 6.44, Aliet Santiesteban Sifontes wrote:

> mail_location =
> sdbox:/var/vmail/%d/%3n/%n/sdbox:INDEX=/var/indexes/%d/%3n/%n
> /var/vmail is shared clustered filesystem with GFS2 shared by node1 and
> node2
> /var/indexes is a local filesystem at the node, so each node has his own
> /var/indexes stuff on ext3 and raid1 for improving performance, I mean each
> node a different /var/indexes of its own.

This is a bad idea. With dbox the message flags are only stored in index files, so if you lose indexes you lose all message flags. Users won't be happy.

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