[Dovecot] DoveCot compression to save HDD space

Tan Shao Yi tansy at pacific.net.sg
Thu Feb 15 02:27:50 UTC 2007


Have you checked out ZFS in Solaris?

It has compression in the filesystem; may be a good candidate for your 
mail directories.


On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Host Expert wrote:

> Hello,
> I am thinking on RAID1 and also on compression... To maximise number of 
> users.
> Cristian
>> Compression will save you storage space, but will cost you CPU processing 
>> power.
>> If you have many users, you may want to trow a cheap raid1 in your server
>> before upgrading your CPU to expensive a quad-core
>> But is a nice idea for a small workgroup server
>> Oliver
>> Host Expert wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am wondering if there are any possibilities to save HDD space used by 
>>> emails by compressing content (not just attachements).
>>> It would be many 1000s email boxes and probably each using lot of space so 
>>> would be easier if we can just compress emails somehow.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Cristian

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