Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-29 Thread Alphons Fonz van Werven
D G Teed wrote: Oh, so there is no MX involved? It just arrives from an external MX? Or not? Or are they using Cyrus? Or not? 20 users? 15,000 users? Should it be on a storage system capable of future expansion? See what I mean? What I do see is that there are relevant and irrelevant

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-29 Thread Wojciech Puchar
while considered bad/dangerous/whatever i ALWAYS make only 2 partitions: swap and root and NEVER have problems how to size a partitions. This is not a good idea for a server. Anything that would cause run-away logging would effectively cripple your server. On a workstation I like to simply

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-29 Thread doug
On Mon, 28 Jan 2008, Wojciech Puchar wrote: Are there any smart ways to decide how to size /var/mail. I plan to put it on a seperate partition ... or shouldn't I? while considered bad/dangerous/whatever i ALWAYS make only 2 partitions: swap and root and NEVER have problems how to size a

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread Wojciech Puchar
Are there any smart ways to decide how to size /var/mail. I plan to put it on a seperate partition ... or shouldn't I? while considered bad/dangerous/whatever i ALWAYS make only 2 partitions: swap and root and NEVER have problems how to size a partitions.

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread Byung-Hee HWANG
On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 13:56 +0800, FreeBSD Daemon wrote: Dear list, I am currently setting up a server which should include email service. Are there any smart ways to decide how to size /var/mail. I plan to put it on a seperate partition ... or shouldn't I? TIA for any related tips! i

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread Predrag Punosevac
Wojciech Puchar wrote: Are there any smart ways to decide how to size /var/mail. I plan to put it on a seperate partition ... or shouldn't I? Your question is too serious to be answered in an email but I give a try. First of all I would suggest that you read the pages 25-28 of the book

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread Alphons Fonz van Werven
D G Teed wrote: What sort of server is it - MX, apache, database server, Actually, it IS in the OP... OP has (or wants to have) a mail server and asks for suggestions regarding the mail spool size. Simple as that. Apache has nothing to do with it. Whether or not to have a seperate /usr/local

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread D G Teed
No one qualified the context of the question. Not the OP, nor the answers. Amateurs are you all? Details, details, details! Is this for home, or for a hobby site, or the real world? What is the volume of use? What sort of server is it - MX, apache, database server, America's Army run in

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 01:56:39PM +0800, FreeBSD Daemon wrote: Dear list, I am currently setting up a server which should include email service. Are there any smart ways to decide how to size /var/mail. I plan to put it on a seperate partition ... or shouldn't I? It depends totally on

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-28 Thread D G Teed
Oh, so there is no MX involved? It just arrives from an external MX? Or not? Or are they using Cyrus? Or not? 20 users? 15,000 users? Should it be on a storage system capable of future expansion? See what I mean? On Jan 28, 2008 8:25 AM, Alphons Fonz van Werven [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: D G

Re: suggested size of /var/mail

2008-01-27 Thread Olivier Nicole
Hi, Are there any smart ways to decide how to size /var/mail. I plan to put it on a seperate partition ... or shouldn't I? How much mail storage do you plan to offer per user, how many users do you plan to have? Multiplp, add 50% margin and you have it. Olivier