[Dovecot] index storage usage

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Nov 7 13:50:54 EET 2008

On Nov 6, 2008, at 8:28 PM, Giorgenes Gelatti wrote:

> I failed in finding the answer in the wiki so i'm asking it here.
> In average, how much the dovecot's indexes increase the usage of  
> storage,
> compared to a standard maildir mailbox?

Maybe 10-20%.

> I believe it would be a function of the number of messages instead  
> of the
> message's size. Is there a known aproximated function for that?

dovecot.index.cache file takes the most space. It contains cached data  
that client has wanted before, such as some specific headers. So it's  
a function of number of messages, what clients are used and how large  
the cached headers are.

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