On Sun, 2003-12-14 at 22:54, John R. Levine wrote:
> >I'm looking to get some customisation of MHonArc done professionally.
> >The work would involve adding an option to a resource file, whereby the
> >amount of disk space that an archive occupied could be limited. It would
> >function similar to the MAXSIZE option, where old messages are removed
> >to make way for new ones, but obviously would work as a function of disk
> >space rather than number of messages.
> If I were you, I'd buy a bigger disk. Say it costs $500 to get your
> software adjusted which would be pretty cheap. For that price, you
> could easily get 120GB of mirrored disk in a hot swap enclosure,
> probably 200GB if you chose your parts carefully.. Unless people are
> mailing around videos on your lists, that's an awful lot of mail
Thanks for the suggestion, and good point! The thing is I'm running on a
remote dedicated server, so it's not quite so easy to upgrade the drive.
Also, it's a question of cost of bandwidth use - the more disk space
that archives use, the chances are the more bandwidth will be used
looking at them.