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Re: Why does it require PostgreSQL?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on August 20, 2008 09:34 AM
It only uses postgresql for the mobile client interface (which wasn't shown in this review), The users mailboxes are stored in the linux filesystem. Unlike it says in the review you don't have to learn postgresql - the installer does all the configuration of the database for you. And for that matter you don't really have to learn Tomcat.

The point about backups in the review is well made. It would be much better to have a backup and restore console built in to the SAC - at the moment you have to backup from scripts (Preferably using a LVM snapshot). Which does require a little bit of linux knowledge, although that's not a bad thing in my opinion.

We've been using Scalix now for almost two years now and it really is very good - and gets better with every release - including licensing ActiveSync from Microsoft and which is currently in beta. The best thing I can say about it is that you forget it's there. It just works.


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