On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 08:36, Rainer Duffner wrote:

> NetApp is really the high-end of storage, but also from a price-viewpoint.
> But if you have enough customers and/or pretty strict SLAs, there's 
> hardly a choice, unless you want to gamble ;-)

> The clustering-software  is very expensive - and you've got to buy a 2nd 
> NetApp, too. ;-)

I'll chime in a say that I have had great success setting up
Qmail/Vpopmail/etc that stores on an nfs mount from a two machine mirror
using drbd/heartbeat to provide mirroring and failover.

Using commodity hardware, it really does save you a lot of money over
the Netapps with clustering and I wouldn't even consider it a
gamble...just based on my experiences.


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