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Re: [Xen-users] mail server on a xen guest?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] mail server on a xen guest?
From: "Peter Peltonen" <peter.peltonen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 19:54:42 +0300
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On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 2:58 PM, John Haxby <john.haxby@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> RAID5 isn't going to be good for mail: a lot of the disk-writes are going to
> be very small and there are going to be a hell of a lot of them, especially
> with that kind of incoming load.   Actually, with that kind of incoming load
> I don't think you're going to want to run the mail server on anything other
> than the bare metal anyway: virtual machines work well when you have servers
> that are individually relatively lightly loaded and it doesn't look as
> though yours is.

Are you speaking from experience or is this just a well educated guess?

Are many small disk writes something that Xen is particullary not good with?


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