[Dovecot] mail spool filesystem

Felipe Scarel fbscarel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 21:57:52 EEST 2011

I was not aware of that... I went with FUSE to test the deduplication
feature of ZFS. I'll check out this link you've provided, many thanks Dave.

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 15:48, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:

> On 08/19/2011 02:45 PM, Felipe Scarel wrote:
>> I'm testing out ZFS-fuse on my new install (talked about it on the other
>> thread), no issues so far. The builtin deduplication and compression sure
>> do
>> help a lot, roughly 30% less storage space required so far.
>> They don't advertise it as exactly "production" quality, but I'm willing
>> to
>> try it out, we're doing regular backups. The mail system hasn't gone live
>> yet though, so I'm a bit uneasy on the performance side of things under
>> heavy load.
>  You are aware that there's a real in-kernel ZFS implementation under Linux
> now, right?  See http://zfsonlinux.org/.  I've done some very basic
> testing with it, and so far, it works.  Going through FUSE is slower than
> pissing tar; this implementation won't have that problem.
>  FUSE is useful for many things.  Performance-sensitive filesystems on
> production servers is oh-so-NOT one of them. ;)
>             -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire
> Port Charlotte, FL

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