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macparamedic

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I see reference in the Kerio Connect manual to locating the mailstore on a RAID, but wanted to seek any advice or warnings from this community regarding the project.

I have an installation of KC 7.3.2 build 6388 on a Mac Mini with a FireWire 800 bus. The computer is running OSX 7.3.3

Currently, the mail is located in usr/local/kerio

For reasons of redundant reliability, I'm considering moving the mailstore to an external 500GB RAID 1 connected via firewire 800 (aka IEEE 1394b). http://tinyurl.com/7a7df6c

I plan to stop the server, copy the Kerio directory to the root level of the RAID, point the Store Directory (under advanced options) to:

/Volumes/RAIDvolumename/kerio

Are there any thoughts or experiences hereabout that would suggest otherwise or object to my plans?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or warnings.
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wannes

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It depends on how many users will use the mail store and with how many clients they're logged in simultaneously.
FireWire 800's disk I/O is in many cases to slow if you have large mailboxes and I suggest you to use Thunderbolt or eSATA instead, if possible, or USB3 (regarding the benchmarks of the Newertech case you want to buy).
Also, change your mailstore directory, after stopping the kerio mailserver first, directly in the /usr/local/kerio/mailserver/mailserver.cfg file.
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wannes

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I mostly also move these folders to the same directory level : archive ; backup ; store, to make it more easy to manage backups of these folders.
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