[Dovecot] Dsync replication

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Wed Jul 18 19:24:20 EEST 2012

On 7/6/12 9:56 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 6.7.2012, at 23.28, list at airstreamcomm.net wrote:
>> Thanks, that certainly helps identify the configuration options. However I am more concerned about the experiences of others who have actually used the replication.  What is the rate of change on your mail cluster, how many concurrent users do you support with replication enabled, do you use synchronous or asynchronous replication, are you using it in an active/active or active/passive state, is it possible to have a cluster with multiple servers at each site hosting the same mail data, does dysnc replication scale well (10,000 -> 100,000 -> 1,000,000 users)?  Just trying to get a good feel for whether dsync replication is capable of handling the use case I am proposing before investing too much time in testing it.
> I wouldn't use it for large systems yet. It is still pretty inefficient. v2.2 will have a redesigned dsync that can do incremental syncs much faster and with less bandwidth.
> Anyway, in my small installation I'm using it in active-active mode and it works well enough. I've even configured my clients intentionally so that they use different servers.

Does dsync replication only work between two hosts?  In my scenario I 
would have two sites with X number of nodes at each with an NFS backend 
for each site.  For this example lets say I have site A with two nodes 
that mount one NFS share, and site B with two nodes that mount one NFS 
share.  Is it possible to implement dsync replication between these two 
clusters of nodes?

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