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Re: Maximum disk space for archives?

On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 08:46, Lasar Liepins wrote:
> Hello.
> > I would like to set a maximum disk space that archives can use -
> > similar to MAXSIZE (where old messages are deleted for new ones) but
> > setting the maximum disk space instead of number of messages. This
> > does not appear to be an option for the resource file.
> > 
> > Could anybody suggest a way of doing this, apart from hacking the
> > program?
> Unless there are options or tricks I don't
> know, there is no way to do this. Maybe
> you can approximate the needed disk space
> by calculating some average mail size and
> using that to see how many mails you can
> fit in x MB. Though if you have
> attachments frequently, this will not
> work. For pure text mails it should work I
> think.
> Or you could write some insane script that
> runs mhonarc, looks how much output was
> generated, tweaks the -maxsize option and
> runs it again, until the files are using
> the desired amount of space.
> Or hack mhonarc.
> Though I wonder how much work it would be
> to include such an option. After all the
> script would have to calculate the disk
> space for each message, including the
> surrounding HTML, attachments and so on.
> But I don't know.
> Just a few thoughts.
> _Lasar

Thanks for your help. More than anything I wanted to check I hadn't
missed anything stupid!

Working out an ad-hoc number that seems to generate the required amount
of space would seem the best option.


Andy Beverley

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