[Dovecot] GlusterFS + Dovecot

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Jun 21 10:50:02 EEST 2012

On 6/20/2012 10:50 AM, Romer Ventura wrote:

> Has anyone used GlusterFS as storage file system for dovecot or any other
> email system?

I have not, but can tell you from experience and education that
distributed filesystems don't work well with transactional workloads
such as IMAP and SMTP.  The two reasons are high latency and problems
with file locking, as Timo mentioned.

Instead of asking if anyone here has tried to use GlusterFS, why not
describe your situation and ask for advice on a solution?  That usually
works much better, and you gain valuable insight.


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