Re: LVS and NFS

To: lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: LVS and NFS
From: "Matthew S. Crocker" <matthew@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 19:26:28 -0400 (EDT)
On Fri, 25 May 2001, Shain Miley wrote:

NFS will do the trick but you will have locking problems if you use mbox
format e-mail.  You *must* use MailDir instead of mbox to avoid the
locking issues.

You can also use GFS ( which has a fault tolerant
shared disk solution.


> Hi,
> I am new to the list and I was wondering if someone could either provide
> a link or some details about the maturity of LVS and the available
> 'shared disk' options.  I am planning on setting up an LVS IMAP cluster
> and I am trying to figure out if I should use NFS or if a better option
> is available.  I read some posts that talk about file locking problems
> with NFS that might cause mailbox corruption.  This cluster will support
> 500-700 users.  Do you think NFS will do the trick or is there a better
> (faster, journaling) file system out there that will work in a
> production environment?  Thanks in advance?
> Shain
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