[Dovecot] Single-instance storage is bad for you!

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Nov 15 20:46:50 EET 2010

On 2010-11-15 1:06 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> No, the OP won't hear this from end users.  They don't even know what
> Dovecot is, will have never heard of it nor "SIS".
> The only folks he might take grief from is fellow sysadmins.  But why
> would they care?

Methinks it was a joke Stan... ;)

> Also, what if at some point management forces you to dump Dovecot and
> move to a platform that doesn't offer SIS?  If you change your tune with
> said users now, in the future, you may have screwed yourself after
> re-educating your users to the "SIS" way.

The migration should take care of it - each email that has an attachment
that has been SiS'd would then convert to non-SiS'd with no data loss.
Of course you should test it, because you might have some initial
problems if you dramatically under-estimate the storage necessary
*because* of SiS...


Best regards,


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