New server setup, best practice?
Alex Neuman van der Hans
alex at vidadigital.com.pa
Tue Aug 2 13:28:30 UTC 2016
It really depends on context. Space, CPU and I/O issues can vary greatly from site to site.
If you want to upgrade, look into your biggest bottlenecks first. Sometimes it’s RAM, sometimes it’s disk I/O (where SSD’s would be great), sometimes it’s CPU power.
In my case I usually go for SSD’s for storing the OS, programs, and mail - and regular hard drives for things like quarantines and such, with scripts moving older stuff with various protocols (NFS, rsync, FTP) over to long-term storage to make space when needed.
Oh, and it’s not “virii”. Virus is a “mass noun”, like “rice”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plural_form_of_words_ending_in_-us#Virus <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plural_form_of_words_ending_in_-us#Virus>
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> On Aug 2, 2016, at 5:46 AM, Remco Barendse <mailscanner at barendse.to> wrote:
> Hi list!
> I would like to upgrade the servers that are running MailScanner.
> What is the best approach on storage? It will be virtual machines (which i guess is what a lot of people are doing now), how to approach the storage issue, what would be the best approach / design? What size for the MailScanner root partition etc. ?
> I have to keep verbatim copies of anything that goes in or out of the mail servers, i keep the qf/df pairs from sendmail.
> I read some people seeing their quarantine getting filled with 7 Gb of virii just in one day, what would be recommended storage sizes and how to deal with quarantine / archive folders? If it wise or recommended to mount an external volume at /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine and
> /var/spool/MailScanner/archived or is there a better way ?
> If I have several MailScanner servers, is it OK to keep all spam/archived copies in one and the same mount ?
> Will CentOS 7 work flawlessly? Anyone using standard cloud images?
> Thanks for any tips / suggestions :>)
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