Mailing List CGatePro@mail.stalker.com Message #106119
From: Karl Zander <cgplist@commpartners.com>
Subject: Re: New Server Hardware
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:37:01 -0400
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
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Mostly mbox with indexing enabled.  Mailboxes are very large with some over 10 G.  I limit each folder to 2 G.

I forget about the mslc format.  Have to check that out.

--Karl


On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:02:25 -0400
 Nicolas Hatier <nicolas.hatier@niversoft.com> wrote:
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>Are your mailboxes in mbox format? Are those mailboxes quite big (500Mb+)?
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>You may benefit converting them to the mslc format.
>Mdir would be good too for deletes, but I would test the initial mailbox open performance before converting everything.
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>*Nicolas Hatier, ing.* <nicolas.hatier@niversoft.com <mailto:nicolas.hatier@niversoft.com>>
>Niversoft idées logicielles - http://www.niversoft.com
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>On 2016-07-20 16:03, Karl Zander wrote:
>> Looking at getting new hardware for our CGP server.   We have about 45 accounts mostly using Outlook with the MAPI connector.
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>> The biggest issue we are looking to address is performance drops when someone deletes or moves a large number of messages through Outlook.  The server is barely useful if someone deletes several hundred messages at once like when emptying Trash.
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>> Current server has 8 GB RAM.  3 x 250 GB drives in RAID 5.  (I think they are 10,000 RPM drives.)  Server runs Linux (Gentoo Linux) with a 4.1.2 kernel.  File system is ReiserFS.  Dual Xeon 1.86 Ghz CPUs
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>> Plan to go to 16 GB RAM.  Quad CPU.  Staying with Gentoo Linux.
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>> What are people using for disk drives and file systems?
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>> --Karl
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