Allow specification of storage location on per-user basis
Idea shared by Kyle Kerst - June 15 at 3:48 PM
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I have a user with a very large mailbox, and several large PST files he's accumulated along the way. To make this easier for him we had created a second account on his domain with 'archive' added to the username, and stored all of the PST mail there. This worked well, and allowed us to share the folders to his main account.
 
Now, this SmarterMail server is set up on an SSD drive and is now running out of space due to the amount of mail that came out of these PST files. As such, we'd hoped we might be able to move the data to his much larger non-SSD drive, and then simply edit the configuration for the user to point at the new location. This didn't work out as we'd hoped, and it looks like we can only modify the data storage location of domains themselves. 
 
To resolve this issue we've elected to create a second domain like domainarchive.com on the SmarterMail server, modify its data storage location to point at the non-SSD drive, and then move the archived data into this location instead. The only issues with this solution are the inability to share folders between domains, meaning the end user will need to access two different accounts depending on the age of the mail they're looking for. 
 
I'd like to submit this idea to allow the same XML file change for user storage locations as well. Would anyone else be interested in a feature like this?
Kyle Kerst Cameron Solutions LLC www.cameron-solutions.com

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To be honest, for me it would only come in handy when encountering such problems as you mention. When my server would be nearing capacity I would be expanding the disk adding disk to datastor and then expand the disk.
It would be a nice feat though.
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Thanks Richard, I definitely agree. Its not necessarily something that would be used all of the time, but is great for ISP/Email providers that want to offer differing levels of service. For instance, I could offer my users SSD backed email storage for an additional cost, otherwise have them stored on a standard hard drive.
Kyle Kerst Cameron Solutions LLC www.cameron-solutions.com

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