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

Jerry dovecot.user at seibercom.net
Mon Nov 15 20:47:50 EET 2010

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:06:40 -0600
Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com> articulated:

> Daniel L. Miller put forth on 11/15/2010 12:34 AM:
> > Now any mail admin who tries to lecture
> > users on only sending attachments to those in-house personnel who
> > really need it, because otherwise it's wasteful of precious server
> > storage space, is going to hear the response, "Dude - don't stress
> > out so much - just setup Dovecot with SIS!".
> 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?
> 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.

Now that appears to be a rather cavalier attitude to take towards the
OP's end users.

True, at some point management might move to a new platform.
Conversely, they might just shut down the enterprise entirely. Worrying
about what might happen is a fruitless and self defeating venture. The
OP should carefully analyze his present situation. Then weighing the
pros and cons of the various avenues available to him, choose the one
that offers the greatest rewards. "Rewards" being an all inclusive term.

Es ist nicht die Wirklichkeit, die wichtig ist, sondern wie man Dinge wahrnehmen.

Jerry ✌
Dovecot.user at seibercom.net

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