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Re: Documentation of big "mail systems"?

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 04:17:14PM +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 09:41:43PM +1000,
>  Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> wrote 
>  a message of 39 lines which said:
> > Getting servers that each have 200G or 300G of storage is easy. 
> For a mail server, it means either 1G per user (like gmail gives you)
> for only 300 users or 10M (much less than hotmail) for 30 000
> users. It is probably not enough for a Hotmail-like service. Think of
> 300 000 users. How many servers will you need?

Debian does not need the storage for developers to store their mail on
the project's servers.

That said, your calculation is incorrect. You don't need 300G to give
300 users 1G disk space -- 250G should do. The reason is that most
people never reach their 1G quota; and if they do, it takes a while, so
that you can take appropriate measures (i.e., add more disks) well on

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