Data DeDuplication with Mail
Question asked by Tim Walker - June 5 at 9:16 AM
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Has anyone in the community enabled Data DeDuplication for their smartmail server? 

Wondering what kind of compression you get, and whether it has negative effects on performance?

Let me know

Thanks,

Tim

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I am curious to see what kind of responses we get from the community on this one as well! I have recently deployed some deduplication testing, but with my environment being largely recently generated test messages and sample file uploads, I'm not seeing much of anything in the way of storage gains. Please briefly outline your deployment and any exclusions if you don't mind as well. Thanks everyone!
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Quick update for you on this Tim! I just checked on the deduplication dashboard on my test server, and it looks like it just took 24 hours or so before dedup kicked in: 


I set mine up to ignore GRP files just to be safe, and so this is strictly file storage being saved here. My file storage accounts hold about 120MB of misc zip files, images, and text documents I uploaded for good measure. SmarterMail is reporting 120MB in size for this domain, but the dashboard reflects ~62MB total on the drive. I'll continue to monitor it over the next few days while I upload additional files and I'll let you know what I find out! So far so good!
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Kyle Kerst Replied
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After some additional checking I am finding the deduplicated copies of files I've uploaded to file storage are no longer present, or are 0KB files. Might need to do some more testing on this before I recommend it to anyone.
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Kyle Kerst Replied
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Update as of this afternoon: I'm now seeing the file sizes again, so this may have been a temporary indexing issue. So far 16% savings on my limited file testing!
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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