On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 02:31:39PM -0500, Nick Harring wrote:
> I'm about to tackle this same problem myself, since I'm about to ditch a
> pair of Solaris boxes for my NFS mounted mail spools and instead move to
> filers. My plan is to instead use Linux HA to have two machines as a
> failover cluster mounting the database via NFS. I think this'll be a
> lot cleaner, and will also integrate in a nicer fashion with the concept
> vpopmail has of mysql replication.
> Your other option, if you've got money to spend on the problem, is to
> get a database server which is both supported by vpopmail and supports
> more flexible replication. I'd recommend Sybase, since they support real
> two way replication, and their replication speed is amazing.
Thanks for the input. I would assume Sybase also supports concurrent access to the DB
files over NFS, since you're planning to use that. I know mysql specifically doesn't
allow that (at least with MyISAM tables). Unfortunately, Sybase pricing is probably
greater than the cost of labor in setting up a dedicated mysql server. What is a
typical Sybase price for a setup like yours?