[Dovecot] dbox vs. mdbox

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Mar 5 12:57:07 EET 2011

On 5.3.2011, at 4.14, Joan Moreau wrote:

> * Sdbox
> is using far too much I/O on a busy server, I had to switch to mdbox 
> * Converting from Maildir to s/mdbox is easy 

Are you saying sdbox uses more disk I/O than maildir? That's unexpected.

> * Converting
> from sdbox to mdbox has been a complete nightmare. I have never managed
> to make it completely, finally made it through imap protocol between 2
> instance of dovecot. You better choose before sd or md, but not try to
> convert between the 2 

What was difficult about it? You should have been able to do it really easily with dsync.

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