suggestion for hardware specs, postfix +mailstore
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From: aio shin <aioshin@...>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 21:36:19 +0800
Subject: suggestion for hardware specs, postfix +mailstore
hi, i would like your opinion on what would be the minimum requirement
if anyone of you would build a mailserver, postfix + mailstore, basing
on availability of todays hardware, thus expected users may reach the
number of up to 2000 and with a current users dir of 2tb all. Or if
not, can someone point me on how to compute based on given data for a
minimum server specs. Thanks
- On 11/02/2010 02:42 PM, aio shin wrote:
> forwarding my message.From where ? Your own postfix-users mailing list ?
> hi, i would like your opinion on what would be the minimum requirementCompletely dependent on your circumstances.
> if anyone of you would build a mailserver, postfix + mailstore, basingPostfix doesn't need absurd hardware.
> on availability of todays hardware,
A decent dualcore machine can handle just about anything you can throw
at it - that is, in your situation.
I deduce that your situation is < 1 million message per hour, since you
clearly haven't done this before.
> thus expected users may reach the number of up to 2000 and with a current users dir of 2tb all.So that's 1GB per user ?
Get 4 or more disk drives and put them in RAID-10 on a hardware controller.
You'll also have to learn a lot about IMAP, maildirs, and message access
> Or if not, can someone point me on how to compute based on given data for aYou say nothing about expected mail loads, peak speed, or spam inspection.
> minimum server specs. Thanks
Or network capabilities.
Or availability requirements.
If you are serious about running a mail server for end-users, get at
Multiple MXen are a standard feature of SMTP, and a backend mailstore
can be split up by users.
That way, if one goes down, the other will store its half of messages
and queue the rest until you have the second one back up.