[Gllug] Server supplier for Linux mail server

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Mon Jul 17 16:06:06 UTC 2006

Christian Smith wrote:
> Garry Heaton uttered:
>> Can anyone recommend a good server manufacturer for a Linux office 
>> mail server? Don't have the option of self-build. OK, I know it can be 
>> done on an old P3 but the client wants new hardware, probably spending 
>> around �1200.
I would go for a 4U Supermicro server.
One of the models with the eight hot-swap drive bays in the front.
Go for Sata or SAS drives, your choice.
Configure two of the drives in a mirrored pair for the OS partitions.
Add a six-port RAID card and configure the other six drives as RAID5 
plus hot spare.
This RAID set to be used for the mail spool.

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