[Mailman-Users] Moving Lists

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Fri May 25 07:28:05 CEST 2007

On 5/24/07, carconni wrote:

>  Thank you!  It sounds like you've saved me a lot of heartache.  We have
>  a Netapps that I was hoping to mount on the mail server  and was hoping
>  I could avoid losing mail when the mail server ran into problems.

You can copy stuff up there, as a periodic backup process.  I did 
that kind of thing when I was the Sr. Internet Mail Administrator for 
Global Network Navigator, which was a joint venture between AOL and 
O'Reilly & Associates, and while it started out as the first major 
Internet portal, it later became the first nationwide ISP.

But don't try to use a mail spool on top of NFS as a live filesystem.

>  It's my understanding that the next version on Leopard will support
>  mail clustering so the solution I was looking for was somewhat
>  temporary.  I'll have to give this a lot more thought.

Yeah, I don't think I'd really buy that.  At best, that's a version 
1.0 product from a company that doesn't really understand Enterprise 

If you want to know how to properly build or operate a mail cluster, 
I can point you to slides from invited talks that I've presented at 
various conferences (see 
<http://www.shub-internet.org/brad/papers/>), and consulting work 
that I've done for large corporations.

I'm not currently in a position to officially do more of that kind of 
consulting now, but I can at least give you some guidance, and may be 
able to help you find someone who could help you implement that sort 
of thing.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>, Consultant & Author
LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
Slides from Invited Talks: <http://tinyurl.com/tj6q4>

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