Integrating Postfix + Amavisd-new + Clamav + DSpam + DBmail

Oliver Peter hoschi at
Sun Jul 22 14:30:20 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 11:35:26AM +0100, Feargal Reilly wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 00:28:08 +0200
> Oliver Peter <hoschi at> wrote:
> > I think one main 'problem' with dbmail will be that if your db
> > crashes or stops working  EVERYTHING  is lost.  You don't have
> > these problems in this dimension with a filesystem based
> > mailsystem. Primarily you will have to find a good
> > backup/failover solution for your database - regardless of
> > what system you will use (pgsql, mysql, oracle, mssql...
> > SQLlite ...)
> > 
> This is a bit unfair to dbmail - the exact same applies to
> filesystem based mail systems. If you do not have a good
> backup/failover solution, and your filesystem crashes or stops
> working, EVERYTHING is lost.

Of course you're right.  But when you use a database based mail
solution your database can crash and your filesystem can crash.  When
you use a filesystem based system you don't have the additional
db-crash-factor.  Personally I trust my filesystem skills more than my
database skills :)

Oliver PETER, email: hoschi at, ICQ# 113969174
"Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave."
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