View Full Version : change mail store for WebMail - how ?

01-04-2005, 08:51 PM
hi! i'm really new to the macgurus forums, so please forgive me

i have WebMail up and running on a G5 running osx server 10.3.7
the current mail store (where it keeps all mail) is /var/spool/imap/
i want to change this because my boot volume is only 20Gb and i'm afraid that soon i'll have too many clients and there won't be room on the volumes for their mail to be kept, so i want to put the mail store on my second hard drive which is 160Gb. how is this done?

i'm ok with editing config files and using terminal

01-05-2005, 06:15 AM
20GB is a small partition for any SATA drive. Why not backup, reformat, restore? or just move the system to the larger drive?

01-06-2005, 09:41 PM
the reason why i want the mail on a different volume is so if the computer crashes i don't lose it all. i keep my boot partition really small and just keep the os and applications on it. all other files like web sites and my personal documents are stored on a different partition.

in the event that the computer does crash, its really easy just to restore the boot partition from a backup disc image.