[Dovecot] mail spool filesystem

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Aug 19 22:15:18 EEST 2011

On 08/19/2011 03:07 PM, Felipe Scarel wrote:
> Thanks, I've read some of the FAQ and install instructions and it seems
> pretty straightforward... I wish I could use Solaris but we're virtualizing
> everything on our Dell blade through VMWare ESXi and it's somewhat of a
> "company policy" to use the template Debian that's maintained by the senior
> sysadmin.

   Ahh, "company policies"...restricting innovation and hampering 
productivity and efficiencty for decades!

> About the compression, I've read some benchmarks/tests and the default lzjb
> algorithm seems to be a good cost/benefit for the usual applications.
> Without many reads to the filesystem, gzip compresses a whole lot better
> tho.

   I agree.  I'm running a biggish Usenet news server in a similar 
configuration, but with compression enabled.  I'm getting compression 
ratios of 1.26x with a ~12GB news spool, using gzip compression.  I was 
expecting a bit more compression, but I'm certainly not complaining.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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