[Dovecot] Multiple locations, 2 servers - planning questions...

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Feb 27 20:21:23 EET 2012

On 2012-02-27 12:59 PM, Adam Szpakowski <as at 3a.pl> wrote:
> I do have a basic question... How many users will be in this new,
> remote location? Will the traffic be so vast, that 1GbE link will not
> be enough, or are you using two servers for reliability?

Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned this...

Each location is an entire floor of a 6 story building. The remote
location has the capacity for about 60 users, the new location about
100. We only allow IMAP access to email, so if everyone is using email
at the same time, that would be a lot of traffic over a single Gb link I

> The simpler the configuration, it is almost always the better. Maybe
> you can stay with one server in yours primary location?

I had considered this, but like I said, this is not purely for 
performance - I'd also like to get redundancy in the deal (up until now, 
we haven't had any - admittedly - knock on wood - we haven't needed it, 
but I'd still like to implement it).


Best regards,


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