Hello, On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 05:12:26PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote: > I archive my mail to compressed mboxes, one per month. If I used maildir > it'd flirt with running out of inodes or exceeding the number of files > git can comfortably scale to. And it would probably waste rather a lot > of space. The main disadvantage of mbox for me is that notmuch does > not support it. I use mairix instead.
So you are using git on these compressed mboxes? Isn’t that rather slow? Do you split it by month to make it faster or something? > I am not using git-annex for it yet because this predates git-annex, and > the 1 gb that ~/mail/.git is wasting has not yet been space that I > strongly needed for something else. I do anticipate switching it to > git-annex eventually. I've been meaning to start keeping an archive of > all incoming mail (even spam), before mutt gets a chance to delete some > of it, and that will grow a lot faster and will need to use git-annex. I was taking a look at how git-annex handles modifying files, which I haven’t used before; would this actually work well—wouldn’t you need to use be continually using git annex unused and pulling in new versions on the file on your other machines? S
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