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Debian GNU/Linux or CentOS for E-Mail Archiving with Piler?

Postby /tmp » 2016-09-14 21:03

I have a boss at my new job that loves Free Software (specifically "Open Source") and wants to run CentOS for use as a [url="http://www.mailpiler.org/wiki/start"]mailpiler e-mail archiving server[/url] due to the growing number of users at our company (+900 across several states). I am a Debian GNU/Linux man and have much more experience with this system; however, I'm game to learning something new if it helps me with my job (and isn't Microsoft based, to boot!)

We absolutely need reliability and scalability, with an emphasis on Logical Volume Management. What with all of the shenanigans going on with systemd is it worth going to CentOS? Or is that just out of the frying and into the fire due to Red Hat?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Debian GNU/Linux or CentOS for E-Mail Archiving with Pil

Postby dasein » 2016-09-14 22:04

Questions of systemd aside, a casual perusal of their docs suggests that piler can run on Debian. There's a hint that there might be a bit more work involved in initial setup, but nothing that couldn't be resolved. The extra setup costs would have to be balanced against whatever learning curve would be required to install/administer RHEL/clone.

(Again, just a quick perusal, so no warranty, express or implied).
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Re: Debian GNU/Linux or CentOS for E-Mail Archiving with Pil

Postby /tmp » 2016-09-16 17:44

dasein wrote:Questions of systemd aside, a casual perusal of their docs suggests that piler can run on Debian. There's a hint that there might be a bit more work involved in initial setup, but nothing that couldn't be resolved. The extra setup costs would have to be balanced against whatever learning curve would be required to install/administer RHEL/clone.

(Again, just a quick perusal, so no warranty, express or implied).


He mentioned I may be able to get access to an older (~4 years) Dell Enterprise server that we could get working again. I'll see if I can get a live version of Debian GNU/Linux running on it. Would it be advisable to install backports so I can get an updated version of mailsphinx?
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