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    Default Compressing volumes to increase available disk space

    Greetings,

    been using ZCS 5.0.2 and, as requested, we do not apply mailbox quotas, so the server ends in a very little disk space available.

    I'd like to know if I can increase my available disk space by compressing messages and index volumes. If I can, this only will be available for accounts created after this change? And which are the risks of doing this in a production server?

    Code:
    zimbra@colab:~$ zmvolume -dc
       Volume id: 1
            name: message1
            type: primaryMessage
            path: /opt/zimbra/store
      compressed: false
         current: true
    
       Volume id: 2
            name: index1
            type: index
            path: /opt/zimbra/index
      compressed: false
         current: true

    Any tips would be appreciated.

    Sorry about my english,

    Saulo.

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    Anyone?

    If Zimbra is treating a Network Edition customer like this, I wonder what treatment I would receive being only a free-edition user...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuenco View Post
    If Zimbra is treating a Network Edition customer like this, I wonder what treatment I would receive being only a free-edition user...
    How would anyone know you were a Network Edition customer? You have updated your forum profile with the output of:

    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol -v

    In any case, these are Community forums and people that help all volunteer there time freely and everyone has other claims on their time. Nobody is obliged to post or answer the messages posted here and replies are on a best effort basis or perhaps nobody knows the answer to your question or simply just missed it.

    To answer your question, you'd be far better installing additional HD space to cope with any increase in email.
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    This is what HSM is for : add a secondary volume made of cheap disks (SAS Near Line 7200 RPM in RAID5), either localy on or a SAN (iSCSI fits great).

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    Other than adding more disks to the array (I'm struggling with my company's financial dpt. for 6 months to buy new disks), is there an alternative?

    Thanks for the replies.

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    Storage management:
    Ability to schedule an automated process that moves older messages and data to less expensive disk storage
    Get funding and get some cheap SATA drives in a RAID array and use this feature to offload older messages. This will not effect the end user, just maybe slower access times on the older messages. I plan to use this feature on deployment coming up soon... SAS drives to host /opt/zimbra and SATA drives to host the older messages.

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