[Dovecot] IO rate quotas?

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Fri Apr 8 18:58:41 EEST 2011

Eric Shubert put forth on 4/7/2011 9:54 PM:

> Thanks for the great explanation, Stan.
> Just to clarify, did you mean to say that the former is cheaper in $$?

Yes.  I just noticed that error and cringed.  :(  I did indeed mean to
say FORMER.  With a caveat however:  only if the necessary traffic
shaping can be accomplished with FOSS running on the Dovecot server and
the man hours to implement and test it are relatively low.

If total man hours are more than a couple of days, or you end up needing
another box for shaping duty, or worse a commercial vendor solution,
then simply adding spindles to the current server may be cheaper
overall, and would offer additional benefits (speed/capacity increase)
for all users as well.


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