6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2006 8:55 PM by Andrew Oliver

    The suspense is killing me...

    sappenin Novice

      Andy,

      Any chance you'll be contributing your MIME code back to the JBMS project?

      http://linuxintegrators.com/acoliver/code/?permalink=x-0288.html

      Also, the suspense is killing me?when can you talk about the new "goings on".

      David

        • 1. Re: The suspense is killing me...
          Andrew Oliver Master

          sent you an email.

          • 2. Re: The suspense is killing me...
            Andrew Oliver Master

            Oh and my filestore code is much more interesting. Not that IMAP isn't important...but the filestore stuff is a massive improvement over hypersonic which means we're getting a lot closer to all GUI/webstart production-able installs.

            • 3. Re: The suspense is killing me...
              sappenin Novice

              The filestore stuff is *very* interesting on a number of fronts. Most fascinating of all (in my mind) is an idea I've been thinking about lately to store JBMS back-end data onto Amazon's S3 service (www.amazon.com/aws) via a filesystem interface like JungleDisk or something similar. It would be a cool way to host a JBMS service on a large scale without having to worry about huge amounts of back-end storage.

              The catch is that AWS is not POSIX compliant (aws can't guarantee certain things that a normal filesystem would). I'd be curious to do some testing on this, though....also to hear thoughts about whether such a setup could even work or not.



              • 4. Re: The suspense is killing me...
                sappenin Novice

                Andy,

                Got your mail and sent you a response.

                Do you have any idea how fast the filestore code [could be]/[will be] as compared to a Postgres dbase-backed mail store, especially in a large scale implementation?

                For larger email providers, it seems like a SAN would be employed (whether with a filestore or a db store). Does the database add anything beneficial in such a scenario (for typical mail operations). Or, would it make sense to employ some kind of hybrid (mail messages on the FileSys, Calendaring/User data in the DB)?

                David

                • 5. Re: The suspense is killing me...
                  Andrew Oliver Master

                  At the moment mailboxes are in the DB and the filestore keeps body parts only. I haven't done any benchmarking vs Postgresql specifically but for single server installations I suspect it will exceed postgresql performance if only because it doesn't copy the mail parts around in memory like PG.

                  • 6. Re: The suspense is killing me...
                    Andrew Oliver Master

                    (note that this is configurable, we intend to continue to support DB stores too)