Re: missing /var/mail
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On 02/01/08 15:23, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 03:36:55PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 01:25:59PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>> Use a storage method that doesn't put all eggs in one basket.
>> What filesystem doesn't put all the eggs in one basket?
> I don't think Ron was talking about UPSes, filesystem options, or RAID.
> Given the context of the conversation at that point, I'm pretty sure he
> was referring to the mbox basket, which puts all messages into a single
> file. If the system drops while that one file is in an unstable state,
> then you lose everything.
> There are other mailbox formats, most notably Maildir, which store each
> message in a separate file. If the system drops while a file is being
> written and that file's data is lost, then you only lose one message
> instead of the whole mailbox.
That's exactly what I meant
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
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