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Groupwise Mailbox Size

Hello,

Can anybody advise on the largest size that a mailbox can reach within Groupwise 8 on Linux? We have a user approaching 7.3Gb (and growing) and I remember something about it being limited to 8Gb or so. What will happen to the users mailbox when it grows beyond this threshold? Should we stock up on popcorn and marshmallows?

Or is 7.3Gb lightweight and if so what's the biggest mailbox that's been spotted in the wild by the folks on this forum?

Many thanks in advance,
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On 30.04.2013 18:36, dudeabends wrote:
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> Hello,
>
> Can anybody advise on the largest size that a mailbox can reach within
> Groupwise 8 on Linux?


Pretty much unlimited.


> We have a user approaching 7.3Gb (and growing) and
> I remember something about it being limited to 8Gb or so.


Nope, never was.

> Or is 7.3Gb lightweight and if so what's the biggest mailbox that's
> been spotted in the wild by the folks on this forum?


Close to 100GB.

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I have seen mailboxes that exceed 78 gigabytes. It worked fine until it was moved to a new post office the post office agent was unable to create an index. It may have been an issue with a particular message and/or attachment rather than the total size of the mailbox. GroupWise scales quite well since messages larger than 2k are stored separate files in the offiles folders; the message databases stores only pointers.

The limits on a mailbox size have more to do with the number of messages than the size of messages. That said a smaller mailboxes make for a more efficient system - faster searches, faster backup, faster restores, faster response time, shorter maintenance, etc..
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Many thanks.
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In article <dudeabends.5umchz@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Dudeabends
wrote:
> Or is 7.3Gb lightweight and if so what's the biggest mailbox that's
> been spotted in the wild by the folks on this forum?
>

Over 114GB with over 100000 messages is the biggest among my clients


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On 02.05.2013 04:37, Andy Konecny wrote:
> In article <dudeabends.5umchz@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Dudeabends
> wrote:
>> Or is 7.3Gb lightweight and if so what's the biggest mailbox that's
>> been spotted in the wild by the folks on this forum?
>>

> Over 114GB with over 100000 messages is the biggest among my clients


Teach that client that Groupwise isn't a fileserver. 😉

My own Mailbox also has close to 100.000 messages, but is "only" 8GB in
size.
So that's really one of those cases where most likely comparably few but
huge messages / attachments blow up the mailbox.

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In article <sdpgt.1170$TW2.8@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Massimo Rosen
wrote:
> Teach that client that Groupwise isn't a fileserver. 😉
>

It isn't?

The challenge is that they need the legal tracking of what drawing went
where in the exchange between the client and the other firms involved.
And that is only the last 900 days as everything before then is in
Retain.

I have been trying to get the local admin to more formally pass on the
trick of a search folder for big messages, sorted by size, to all the
users, but to no avail. I at least get to interact with some of them
enough that a few users at this client are now set up that way to help
keep most of those 100MB+ out of the system.


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dudeabends;2261065 wrote:
Hello,

Can anybody advise on the largest size that a mailbox can reach within Groupwise 8 on Linux? We have a user approaching 7.3Gb (and growing) and I remember something about it being limited to 8Gb or so. What will happen to the users mailbox when it grows beyond this threshold? Should we stock up on popcorn and marshmallows?

Or is 7.3Gb lightweight and if so what's the biggest mailbox that's been spotted in the wild by the folks on this forum?

Many thanks in advance,


As others already stated, mailbox size is not a real problem for GroupWise. I've also seen endusers work with mailboxes over 40GB's with no notice of any issues due to it.
Looking at the endusers in total working in one PO and what they are doing is the more important factor (and ofcourse added to that the hardware capabilities of the server GroupWise is running on).

One remark there is that it is important to look out for the physical size of each database file (e.g. ../po/ofusr & ../po/ofmsg). The files in those folders should not exceed the 2GB mark or you will see issues and possibly data loss. As the attachments are held separately in the ../po/offiles folders, this is usually not an issue.

Cheers,
Willem
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