NAS + NFS

Hubbard, David dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
Mon Apr 29 12:17:01 CDT 2002


Run qmail, it's Maildir format is nfs-safe among
other things it does better than sendmail. :-)

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Guerrero [mailto:david at boe.es]
> Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 12:40 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: NAS + NFS
> 
> 
> How do you handle mailbox locking? are you using standard 
> redhat sendmail +
> procmail setup ?
> 
> We are considering using a Netapp F810 for our main mail server.
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> --
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> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John C" <jcouncilman at knology.net>
> To: "Hugh Beaumont" <hbeaumont at yahoo.com>; <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
> Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 6:34 PM
> Subject: RE: NAS + NFS
> 
> 
> > I use Network Appliance for all of my backend storage.  
> Currently it's
> > handling 70,000+ email accounts and around 5,000 web space 
> accounts.  All
> of
> > this is done through NFS (version 3).
> >
> > I have had no problems with performance or downtime.  The 
> netapp can be
> > managed through web or command line and is VERY simple.
> >
> >
> > I have the netapp hooked to a switch using a dual gigE truck and my
> clients
> > all use 100 base connections.
> >
> > Just my $.02
> >
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
> > [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com]On Behalf Of Hugh Beaumont
> > Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 12:10 PM
> > To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > Subject: NAS + NFS
> >
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I've been looking into buying some NAS devices and am 
> curious if anyone
> has
> > used Dell's
> > NAS devices? Any comments?
> >
> > They will be used in an all Linux environment through NFS. 
> I believe Dell
> > only has a windows
> > interface to their devices for management :(
> >
> > I'd also like to hear any comments on NFS - I don't know 
> why but I've
> always
> > had a bad impression
> > of NFS and not really used it in a production environment 
> (in fact I don't
> > think I've used
> > it at all for years). Am I wrong for the distrust? All I'm 
> looking to use
> it
> > for now is to do
> > backups across the network (rather than using tape).
> >
> > Any advice? Alternatives?
> >
> > I hope my questions are not off topic! Any comments or experience is
> > appreciated!
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
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