New Server Specs?

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Thu Apr 5 02:03:06 IST 2007

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Drew Marshall wrote:

> On Wed, April 4, 2007 11:37, --[ UxBoD ]-- wrote:
>>  We also put the Postfix
> <snipped>
>> queues on a TMPFS for improved
>> performance, hence having quite a large amount of memory.
> I would watch having your main MTA queues in TMPFS, although I am sure you
> have it covered with multiple redundant power etc. IF the power did die
> then all the mail in the MTA queues would also go west. Not an issue for
> MailScanner as that's what it does on start up any way (Flush it's work

I'd agree with Drew, as we had a UPS die yesterday just shutdown for no 
f#$In reason (only hosting this domain and a few other non critical 
servers so was not a real loss) and as murphy predicts, the redundancy
rail also failed...  So it can happen :)  If this box used tmpfs for 
mail queues like you, youd be without about 500 emails, if it was on a key 
mail server, countless thousands would be lost.


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