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Re: load average question

On Fri, 22 Nov 2002 23:51, Scott St. John wrote:
> A few weeks ago we talked about me moving a server from BSDi to Debian.  As
> luck
> would have it that BSDi server gave out last Monday and I had to move fast
> to replace
> it.  Knowing I can do a RH install in about 30 minutes I went the route of
> familiar
> territory and installed 7.2 with Sendmail/QPopper/Apache/OpenWebMail.  I am
> paying
> for that now with a huge performance problem.  I am seeing Load Averages
> spiking
> above 6 during the day.  Hardware is a Dual P3-600 with a gig of ram on a
> IBM Netfinity Raid 5 controller.
> The owner of the company wants to go back to BSD, but I want to pursue
> Debian. So the question is:  is anyone running a similar set up with either
> Sendmail or Posrtfix servicing 2,000+ email accounts with any performance
> issues?

Apart from webmail that should be a trivial load.  Webmail systems seem to 
take up lots of resources in my experience, is it an option to have a 
separate machine for webmail?

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