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Re: [Linux-cluster] Cyrus mail store via FC ?



On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 16:31 -0600, Michael Gale wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 	Has anyone tried to keep a Cyrus mail store on a shared storage device ?
> 
> Again with the shared storage, we want to have one box just accept mail 
> for final delivery and store users email in there account which is 
> accessible through a FC to some sort of shared storage.
> 
> Then we would have multiple servers running Cyrus IMAP, each independent 
> of each other were users could login and access their mail account.
> 
> So could Cyrus IMAP servers all access the same message store partition 
> at once ?

You could try it.  I don't know if this has been tried yet or not; maybe
others have tried it.

>  and would a reiserf file system be ok or do I need some thing 
> like GFS for locking ?

Mounting a single reiserfs partition from a SAN on multiple systems
would nearly guarantee data corruption.  (You really need a clustered
file system to do this kind of thing.)

-- Lon


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