[DRBD-user] active/active mail server

Duane Cox duanec at mail.illicom.net
Mon Dec 4 18:30:24 CET 2006

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

I'm not sure yet.

For my customer base, I will _need_ pop3.  I would like to also run an IMAP solution.
I'm not sure what to use as an MTA either.

Any recommendations?

Duane Cox

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alexander Lind" <malte at webstay.org>
To: "Duane Cox" <duanec at mail.illicom.net>
Cc: <drbd-user at linbit.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [DRBD-user] active/active mail server

> what kind of mail servers are you running, imap?  mailspools or
> maildirs?   or just pop?
> drbd 0.8 (which is not final yet) supports active/active i believe, but
> not the current 0.7 version.
> alec
> Duane Cox wrote:
> > I'm wanting to setup two mail servers in an active / active role, basically meaning both are working, operating, sharing the
> >
> > I have a layer-4 switch that I can use for the IP side of things, but I am looking for a solution for the data (mailboxes).
> >
> > I have 2 Dell Servers that each have 5 hard drives and 2 gigabit network cards.
> >
> > Here is what I would like to do, please tell me if it is possible, not possible, or just plain stupid.
> >
> > I would like to have a solution, so that if one server died, no user would notice, I would like to do this without a SAN or
> > SCSI device.
> >
> > My Idea is to link the 2 servers via IP using a crossover cable and one NIC from each machine.  Use the remaining NIC for
> > inbout/outbound traffic.
> > Since each server has 5 drives, I would like to setup some sort of array that DRBD would manage and keep in sync.
> >
> > >From what I have read on the website, DRBD doesn't support write from both nodes.  Has this been changed?  I think I would need
> > write access from both nodes?  If so, who is the author of DRBD?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Duane Cox
> >
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