[Dovecot] index files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Oct 25 16:53:18 EEST 2004

On 22.10.2004, at 17:07, Jonathan Salomon wrote:

> I am sorry to bug you about this, but I am a bit confused and I have
> approx 200 users so I don't want to screw this up. I am using the 
> latest
> FC2 Dovecot RPM: dovecot- I am using NFS to mount the
> /home dirs on the fileserver from the mailserver with mbox. In the docs
> you said that I should probably use :INDEX=MEMORY. However I think this
> really pushes the server to its limits with large mailboxes (I have
> sometimes loads of 8+!). Also I want to use mailaccounts that are 
> shared
> by users (to multiple users acces the same mailbox simulateously). If I
> write the index file to a location on the filesystem, will this improve
> performance and still work with simultaneous logins? Should I upgrade 
> to
> version 1.00.something because I read somewhere you rewrote the mbox
> functions?

1.0-tests perhaps aren't yet quite stable, but 0.99's mbox support 
isn't fully stable either. You should be able to put indexes into local 
disk just fine.
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