Re: Documentation of big "mail systems"?
## Henrique de Moraes Holschuh (email@example.com):
> > So, now we would like Russel to explain why he does not like SAN.
> He probably doesn't advocate using SAN instead of local disks if you do not
> have a good reason to use SAN. If that's it, I *do* agree with him. Don't
> use SANs just for the heck of it. Even external JBOD enclosures are a bad
> idea if you don't need them.
Of course. Buying SAN for a single mailserver is not worth the money.
Think of money per gigabyte and the extra trouble of managing your
SAN, local disks are much easier to handle.
> But not using a SAN that is already available at a datacenter where all
> disks are consolidated into large redundant FC SANs, well, that would be
> silly IMHO. Diskless machines are, if anything, much faster to replace
> with a spare one when you need to get them serviced :)
Yeah. "I need 250 GB" - "Wait a moment - there you are". That is fun.