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Re: Mail Servers

On Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:17, Chris Jenks wrote:
> I hadn't even thought of using a RAID set up. I haven't had any experience
> with them. Hmm.. looks like I asked the right question in the right place
> after all.

RAID is mandatory for a mail server.  Backups are difficult for mail servers 
as the data is changing all the time, and they'll never be complete.

Having a single drive failure lose all your data is unacceptable.

Software RAID in Linux works quite well.  The Debian install disks don't 
support it, but if you check the archives of this list you should find a 
message from me describing how to solve that.

If you send email to me or to a mailing list that I use which has >4 lines
of legalistic junk at the end then you are specifically authorizing me to do
whatever I wish with the message and all other messages from your domain, by
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