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Re: postfix clustering

From: Peter <one2001boy_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2010 - 19:11:48 GMT

Hi Victor,

thanks for your response.

> > I want to use postfix for active/active mode.
> No, you want to cluster your mailstore (IMAP, POP, ...).
> This is not
> Postfix. Multiple Postfix MX hosts do not need to be
> clustered, the
> SMTP design automatically load-balances multiple MX hosts.

That is true. It might be easy if two mail server (with MX record) are located in the same physical location. We can use a different server (imap store) or shared storage for storing the mails for two mail servers.

but if the mail servers are located in a different location, it will be hard to maintain such a shared mailstore.