[Gluster-users] GlusterFS on mailservers

Craig Carl craig at gluster.com
Mon Nov 15 14:25:23 UTC 2010

On 11/15/2010 04:57 AM, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just read this one on the dovecot web:
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> FUSE / GlusterFS
> FUSE caches dentries and file attributes internally. If you're using multiple
> GlusterFS clients to access the same mailboxes, you're going to have problems.
> Worst of these problems can be avoided by using NFS cache flushes, which just
> happen to work with FUSE as well:
> mail_nfs_index = yes
> mail_nfs_storage = yes
> These probably don't work perfectly.
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Can someone comment on that? Does anybody use glusterfs as a storage for
> mailboxes/mailfolders ?
Stephan -
    Dovecot has been a challenge in the past. We don't specifically test 
with it here, if you are interested in using it with Gluster I would 
suggest testing with 3.1.1, and always keep the index files local, that 
makes a big difference.



Craig Carl
Senior Systems Engineer

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