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Re: Misleading error message on backup MX

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  • Luigi Rosa
    ... Hash: SHA1 ... What s the point in setting a mailbox limit on a backup MX server? If you set mailbox_size_limit to zero, what happens? Ciao, luigi - -- /
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 1, 2010
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      Roland Ramthun said the following on 01/07/10 19:39:


      > I use two mailservers, one primary MX and a secondary MX which relays messages to the primary.

      What's the point in setting a mailbox limit on a backup MX server?

      If you set mailbox_size_limit to zero, what happens?


      Ciao,
      luigi

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    • Brian Evans - Postfix List
      ... global/mail_params.h 563:extern int var_mailbox_limit; Both of these parameters are signed integers as of Postfix 2.6.5 (and possibly later versions) Once
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 1, 2010
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        On 7/1/2010 1:39 PM, Roland Ramthun wrote:
        > Hi all,
        >
        > I obviously have an configuration error on my backup MX, but can't sort it out alone.
        >
        > I use two mailservers, one primary MX and a secondary MX which relays messages to the primary.
        >
        > A cron job on eara now generated a mail to root, which should be sent to mail@....
        >
        > This doesn't happen, instead postfix logs the fatal configuration error below.
        >
        > I think the configuration error is misleading, what could the real problem be?
        > Can or should the message be fixed?
        >

        The problem is the configuration, see below:
        > ###
        > Jul 1 17:30:00 eara postfix/master[32664]: daemon started -- version 2.6.6, configuration /etc/postfix
        > Jul 1 17:30:01 eara postfix/qmgr[32671]: 1B0CE781817: from=<root@...>, size=2039, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
        > Jul 1 17:30:01 eara postfix/local[32674]: fatal: main.cf configuration error: mailbox_size_limit is smaller than message_size_limit
        > Jul 1 17:30:02 eara postfix/master[32664]: warning: process //usr/lib64/postfix/local pid 32674 exit status 1
        > Jul 1 17:30:02 eara postfix/master[32664]: warning: //usr/lib64/postfix/local: bad command startup -- throttling
        > ###
        > mailbox_size_limit = 10737418240
        > message_size_limit = 134217728
        global/mail_params.h
        563:extern int var_mailbox_limit;

        Both of these parameters are signed integers as of Postfix 2.6.5 (and
        possibly later versions)
        Once you exceed 2,147,483,647; you get overflows.

        Maybe Wieste should investigate changing the mailbox limit to a long (if
        he hasn't already) as disk space becomes cheaper all of the time.

        Brian
      • Roland Ramthun
        On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:03:23 -0400 ... This seems to be the case: Changing the mailbox limit to 0, as Luigi pointed out, or
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 1, 2010
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          On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 14:03:23 -0400
          Brian Evans - Postfix List <grknight@...> wrote:

          > global/mail_params.h
          > 563:extern int var_mailbox_limit;
          >
          > Both of these parameters are signed integers as of Postfix 2.6.5 (and
          > possibly later versions)
          > Once you exceed 2,147,483,647; you get overflows.

          This seems to be the case: Changing the mailbox limit to 0, as Luigi pointed out, or <2,147,483,647 both solved the problem.

          As the limit is given in bytes this means you can't have mailboxes larger than ~2048MB.
          If this is a design decision, please consider to document it e.g. in the postconf man page (at least that's where I looked for info).

          Thanks for your quick help.

          Regards,
          Roland
        • Roland Ramthun
          On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:00:09 +0200 ... The configuration was partly copied from an old machine, this setting doesn t make sense in this setup. Changing the
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 1, 2010
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            On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:00:09 +0200
            Luigi Rosa <lists@...> wrote:

            > What's the point in setting a mailbox limit on a backup MX server?
            >
            > If you set mailbox_size_limit to zero, what happens?

            The configuration was partly copied from an old machine, this setting doesn't make sense in this setup.
            Changing the value to 0 solves the problem, see my other mail.

            Thanks for your help,
            Roland
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