[Pkg-exim4-users] mail system near-death experience
Jeroen van Aart
kroshka at atypon.com
Mon Jun 16 19:43:19 UTC 2008
Ross Boylan wrote:
> For reasons that are still unclear to me, my mail system stopped working
This could be anything. Without access to your server no one would be
able to give you a definite idea of what is going on. But I'd suggest to
(temporarily) simplify your setup so you can eliminate that part as a
point of failure.
Make a backup of your current configuration and remove the spamfiltering
and other tweaks and just have a vanilla exim configuration using
dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config. I'd also suggest to actually put the
spamfiltering on a separate server.
> This was on a stock Debian 2.6.24 kernl, using LVM for the filesystem.
Using lvm is a bad idea if you need redundancy. For example using 2
disks to simulate 1 disk doubles the chance of failure causing all data
to be lost.
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