[Dovecot] mail spool filesystem

Morten Stevens mstevens at imt-systems.com
Wed Aug 17 17:07:25 EEST 2011

On Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:23:24 -0300, Julio Cesar Covolato wrote:

>  I´ll make a separate partition (raid 1) for the mail spool
> (/var/spool/vmail) and want to now what type of filesystem to use on
> it to increase performance. I read that XFS is a good choice, but is
> not too reliable...

XFS is reliable.

I recommend ext4 or xfs. Both are very good reliable filesystems.

You should rather worry about the mailboxformat. The performance 
difference is much greater than xfs or ext4.

Best regards,


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