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giobbi

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Hi,

Just wondering, what storage are you guys using, who still are on Apple hardware? Mini with Pegasus? Mini with NAS? How many users? How big quota per user?

I'm looking for a fast storage for aprox 300 users. Either i go with Mini with X-storage or emigrate to Linux. What do you think?

Would love to hear you toughts.


thx
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sfpete

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Mini with Promise Pegasus in RAID 10 format is working very well on numerous servers for us.



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fishtech

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Mini with Pegasus Raid 10 for us, in-house.

But we have only 45 seats, no quotas.

ft.
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My IT Indy

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Go linux for 300 users. Sorry, I'm a huge Mac fan but 300 users will die a horrible death on Apple gear.

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giobbi

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Thx for the tip, i was hoping for a good OSX solution but i already leaning towards Linux..
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fishtech

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Quote:
300 users will die a horrible death on Apple gear.



Please can you provide a little more info.

What is the bottleneck/restriction of Mac OS with 300 users? Why can Linux handle 300 users better?

Thanks,

ft.
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My IT Indy

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HFS+ sucks for tons of small files. It doesn't perform well, and starting/stopping the Kerio server process can and will corrupt your index.fld files on a regular basis.


fishtech wrote on Fri, 21 February 2014 09:53
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300 users will die a horrible death on Apple gear.



Please can you provide a little more info.

What is the bottleneck/restriction of Mac OS with 300 users? Why can Linux handle 300 users better?

Thanks,

ft.


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fishtech

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I know HFS+ implementation within Linux can cause such problems.

Do you have specific info on problems with HFS+ on Mac OS X, please?

Many thanks,

ft.
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sfpete

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Hoosiermac... I know first hand of the issues with larger Kerio then Mailserver 7.x installations back then.

Since 8.x with auto-index rebuilding, and with fast RAID 10... have you actually witnessed such issues?

It's much better now.

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My IT Indy

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fishtech wrote on Fri, 21 February 2014 10:34
I know HFS+ implementation within Linux can cause such problems.

Do you have specific info on problems with HFS+ on Mac OS X, please?

Many thanks,

ft.


Did you read my post?

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My IT Indy

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Honestly nothing larger than 60 users. We just use Linux and be done with it. CentOS is rock solid and if it works we don't mess with it.

sfpete wrote on Fri, 21 February 2014 11:42
Hoosiermac... I know first hand of the issues with larger Kerio then Mailserver 7.x installations back then.

Since 8.x with auto-index rebuilding, and with fast RAID 10... have you actually witnessed such issues?

It's much better now.




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giobbi

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I can confirm that index-files gets corrupt every restart on our server. I don't have RAID10 (what hareware and disk and server should i choose?), only fastes SAS disks on the planet.
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Just to say I am happily running 300 users on mac mini with Pegasus running Raid 6.
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giobbi

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Adrewrob; What quota does the users have, I mean how big is the storage in total, GB and file count? Are you using 5900-rpm-drives?

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We currently have about 750GB of data but the capacity is 2TB. The hard drive in the mini is SS but the Pegasus drives are 7200. Not sure how many files we have. Not sure how many files, how would I tell that?
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