Mirror /var/spool

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat May 31 13:34:53 IST 2003

At 13:29 31/05/2003, you wrote:
> >
> >Put /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming on tmpfs for speed. Certainly don't
> >mirror it.
> >If you aren't worried about losing your queues if a disk dies, then there's
> >no point in adding all the extra overhead of writing 2 copies of everything.
> >
> >By the way, Sunfire V120 servers are pretty slow. I built one last week and
> >it's only just faster than an old Ultra 5. Very disappointing considering
> >the facts that it is 3 years newer and double the price!
> >
>   Thanks.  How do I go about putting incoming on tmpfs?

Read "man vfstab" and "man mount".

>   Is this in the
>   install guide and I should look there?
>   This is probably the last Sun I will buy.  I honestly don't think Sun
>   wants to stay in business.  Lately I've been having trouble with their
>   hardware crapping out after warranty.  I haven't been ready to go with
>   Linux on the servers but I think it is now mature and stable enough to
>   go with it next iteration.  Just the hardware options of dropping Sun
>   are enough of an argument.  Too bad, I was always a Sun diehard.  Guess
>   I'll have to remove my Sun tatoo.
>   Thanks again,   Tom
>Tom Combs                                      E-mail: combs at magnet.fsu.edu
>National High Magnetic Field Laboratory        Phone:  (850) 644-1657
>1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive                       Tallahassee, FL 32310

Julian Field
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