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Re: load average question

I am running Debian 3.0 on one mail server with 3,000+ mailboxes using
Postfix/Procmail/IMP/MySQL/qpopper/Apache. And I have very low cpu/mem
usages. And it is a single proc PIII-500 with 256MB of ram. And it works

I agree with the other posts that qpopper is a dog, but I don't such a
performance degrade that it is worth changing this far in the game.


On Fri, 22 Nov 2002 17:51:19 -0500
"Scott St. John" <scott@scottah.com> wrote:

> Hi Gang:
> 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?
> Thank you for your time.
> -Scott

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