Upgrading our mail server
wash at wananchi.com
Thu Sep 14 08:32:28 PDT 2006
* On 14/09/06 16:51 +0200, Frank Bonnet wrote:
| Our mailhub is actually a HP DL360 with one processor (Xeon 2.8 ghz)
| with 2 Gb RAM and 120 Gb disks, it is 3 years old.
| It runs Postfix + imap + imaps + pop3 + pop3s + squirrelmail + vexira
| antivirus + postgrey
| and some small auxiliary services.
| We have approx 2500 users / mailboxes and the machine is often really loaded
| So I decided it is time to purchase a new server and I need some feedback
| admins that could help me to choose a new hardware system that could runs
| a charm with FreeBSD 6.1 ?
| I need SCSI Disks of course , budget is around 10K$
Your server is good enough to handle even 10k users. You just need to
identify what is causing the overload. Adding one processor and 2GB
extra RAM should be enough, I think.
If what you want is to get a "new" server thinking it will be fast just
because of the CPU and RAM, then your thinking is ill-advised.
I have an HP ML350 with one 2.4GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 2x146GB SCSI HDD
and it runs Exim, courier-imap (pop3/imap), squirrelmail, spamassassin,
ClamAv, MySQL with 8k individual mail accounts on it. The only thing I
feel like updating on it is to double the CPU and double the RAM and
I am sure to run it for longer.
Do you see my line of thinking?
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