Partitions can give you the oppoprtuniy to tier your storage, and/or use multiple filesystems to apply restrictions to information (contained within mailboxes), such as the absolute maximum quantity of storage used.
Important It is not recommended to use partitions for the purposes of restricting the amount of storage used by (sets of) mailboxes, unless you can also grow the filesystem (preferrably online) and you have (automated) means to determine what is to end up on each partition.
obviousely we cant help witht he mail service if you dont suplly some more information about it (name of service, specific problem encounterd, how its configured etc) if i wanna read the mails from /var/mail/root i jus type nail at the command line.
this opens a simple email program that u can use, or u could get kmail or something to 'download' the email from there.
The new server must be set up to receive and process the mail correctly beforehand, or it may reject them.
This led to a complaint "can't remove /var/run/cyrus, directory in use" (roughly). --------------------------------------- Setting up cyrus-common (2.4.16-4 deb7u2) ... dpkg-statoverride: warning: --update given but /var/run/cyrus does not exist dpkg-statoverride: warning: --update given but /var/run/cyrus/socket does not exist The user `cyrus' is already a member of `sasl'. Creating/updating cyrus control directories in /var/lib/cyrus... Creating/updating partition spool /var/spool/cyrus/mail... Creating/updating partition spool /var/spool/cyrus/news... Trying to optimize Cyrus partitions, edit /etc/default/cyrus-imapd to disable... [email protected]:/etc# /etc/init.d/cyrus-imapd status cyrmaster is running. And why is it looking in /run instead of /var/run (although my system seems to have both)? [email protected]:~/Projects/pkg-cyrus-imapd/cyrus-imapd-2.4 (master)$ ls -ld /run/ drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 960 Oct 22 /run/ [email protected]:~/Projects/pkg-cyrus-imapd/cyrus-imapd-2.4 (master)$ ls -ld /var/run lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Apr 19 2013 /var/run - /run [email protected]:/# ls -ld /run drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 780 Nov 4 /run After shutting down cyrus I got (newish symptom) [email protected]:/# /etc/init.d/cyrus-imapd start find: `/run/cyrus/proc': No such file or directory [email protected]:/# ls -l /run/cyrus total 0 drwx------ 3 cyrus mail 60 Nov 4 lock drwxr-x--- 2 cyrus mail 80 Nov 4 socket Ross ________________________________________ From: Ondřej Surý [[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 AM To: Boylan, Ross; [email protected]; Ross Boylan Subject: Re: Bug#766403: cyrus-common: Restarting Cyrus IMAPd: cyrmasterfind: `/run/cyrus/lock': No such file or directory Is your /var/run symlink to /run?relayhost = [server] do I need to restart anything (postfix reload or ...?)Is there a link that describes in more detail how to set upthe new server.purchases 500 GB of storage, then two partitions sized 5 GB and 500 GB respectively could be used to restrict the users of each customers without individually restricting each user (to a percentage of the total storage).I've copied a bunch of relevant output here: https://gist.github.com/kpande/74b1cdf3468e17e31250 I couldn't import using /dev/ or /dev/by-id/ even though the dev nodes and symlinks all pointed to separate objects.