[Dovecot] mail spool filesystem

Adrian Ulrich adrian at blinkenlights.ch
Wed Aug 17 17:42:07 EEST 2011

> I read that XFS is a good choice, but is not 
> too reliable...

Are you using Maildir or MBOX?

In any case: XFS would be my last choice:

XFS is nice if you are working with large files (> 2GB), but
for E-Mail i'd stick with ext3 (or maybe even reiser3)
as it works very well with small files.

If performance is a problem (iostat output?): Mount it with 'noatime'
or/and use a special device for the journal.


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