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    Default Structure of servers to 250 accounts with 600GB of data

    Hello everyone,

    precise guidelines for choosing a good structure.

    I have two servers, a quad Xeon + 8GRAM Cord, 6 and 74 Xeon SCSI 3 disk Sata 160G 4GB RAM, I want to import all arquvios. PST and delete the outlook of all.

    Doubt: What scenario would be better? How would the logic of installing Zimbra? How to have high performance and redundancy at the same time?

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    I don't mean to be unhelpful, but for that size of environment and the critical role email surely plays I'd consider calling in a consulting service to help you plan this out.

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    With 600GB of data, SATA disks will be slow - unless you have an awful lot of them and do things like mount /opt/zimbra/store, /opt/zimbra/db and /opt/zimbra/data/amavisd/tmp on separate RAID1 (or RAID10) arrays.

    A single faster Quad-core Xeon should be fine, but if running 64-bit and if most users will be logged in all the time, I would add more RAM for performance.

    Hope that helps,
    Mark

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    So, I have two Xeon 3.0 and 12 GB RAM and SCSI disk 6, with 5 64Bit Debian, I set up Raid 1 for OS and RAID 10 for the structure of Zimbra, I put these two machines to work together because of redundancy, but what data zimbra, would use the RedHat 5 and Zimbra Network because of the Cluster? The open source version would have this option? LDAP and Replica would cluster in MySQL?

    I'm sorry about my English!

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    Configuring the server is just PART of the discussion;
    How are you going to back up the data? What about recovering from a drive or server hardware failure?
    The problem is just ONE server - what do you do if you have a hardware failure? will 250 people come and visit/call you? as you say "I'm ordering a part..(!)

    You're right, you need redundancy somehow, but it's harder without a backup server... One cool option is here in a how-to - it lets you set up a "mirror" server and smtp-sync data across to the backup server - (if you have a failure, you at least have a running server with all the data (up to an hour or two stale)
    (thank you Cosa!)
    Scripts to sync to a remote Zimbra backup machine - Zimbra :: Wiki

    Still need a 2nd machine (smaller is ok), and it doesn't give you historical backups, just redundency.

    fwiw

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