[Dovecot] Migrating to mdbox

Chris Wilson chris-dovecot-110112 at aptivate.org
Thu Mar 10 14:00:01 EET 2011

Hi Stan,

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Chris Wilson put forth on 3/9/2011 10:02 AM:
> > I think it would be a good idea for me to move from mbox to mdbox, as I 
> > have 57,000 messages in my inbox, and clients hang for a minute whenever 
> > they request a CHECK, or Dovecot feels the need to run one itself.
> Why do you believe switching to mdbox will fix this problem?

Because CHECK takes forever, I can understand why it's necessary on mbox 
files, I don't see that it should be necessary on an mdbox store, and so 
I'm hoping that mdbox will be much faster.

> If you have 57k messages in your INBOX as you say, then you have a much 
> bigger problem to solve than your choice of mailbox format.

Well forgive me for wanting to be easily able to find any email I 
received in the last year from Pine (which makes switching folders a 
little painful).

Seriously, this is 2011, it shouldn't be impossible to index and randomly 
access 60,000 records containing a few GB of data in reasonable time.

Cheers, Chris.
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