Monday, November 24, 2003, 5:30:05 PM, Erik wrote: EB> You're over-engineering. DRDB and Intermezzo are not ready for this. Try to EB> imagine recovering from a failure in either of these. ok, intermezzo really seems to be not ready for production, but drbd makes a pretty stable impression on me. i have set up two boxes and will test the system tomorrow.
EB> I suggest simply having every mail deliver to both locations, how can i accomplish this? the only way would be a some kind of balancer in front of the the qmail boxes, but then again i have another spof. EB> and hacking a pop/imap server that deletes from both. ARG... i guess this exceeds my abilities :) EB> Personally, I don't go that far; I EB> just deliver to both and have rsync clean up the second member of the storage EB> pair when a delete happens. how do you do this double-delivery? EB> Consider separating your MXs away from your mail storage boxes. EB> Really, though, all you need is one stable box. Don't buy scummy IDE drives. EB> You'll have a better time with one really good machine than with two crashy EB> ones, and spend less. im just about to migrate this 500 accs from one crashy box to two of them :) no, i think you just need some sort of redundancy to achieve a certain level of availability. and i thought, this would be a rather "cheap" approach thanks for your opinion greets Tom