[Dovecot] DoveCot compression to save HDD space

Dan Price dp at eng.sun.com
Wed Feb 14 18:54:30 UTC 2007

On Wed 14 Feb 2007 at 06:17PM, Host Expert wrote:
> Hello,
> I am thinking on RAID1 and also on compression... To maximise number of 
> users.

Well, I know I'll come off sounding like a shill for the company I work
for.  But: consider deploying ZFS[1].  RAID and Compression are both built
in features.  Regardless of filesystem, on modern systems, there's not
much performance penalty for using modest levels of compression-- in fact,
some workloads counter-intuitively go *faster* due to the reduction in disk


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS

Daniel Price - Solaris Kernel Engineering - dp at eng.sun.com - blogs.sun.com/dp

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