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    Default zimbra uses 10x more resources than exchange?

    hi.

    I managed to dig this up while lookgin for ways to integrate hsphere and zimbra...

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    any thoughts on this?

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    Hi bangsters-
    The post seems to have disappeared.

    However, any notion that Zimbra uses TEN times more resources is ludicrous.

    I would venture to say that the resource usage would be less because if you install Exchange on a Windows server, you get all of the wonderful services that come with windows and exchange. Not to mention the gui itself. Oh, and we can't forget about virus protection either.

    On a linux Zimbra box, you've got wholesome ingredients like:
    mysql
    postfix
    clamav
    amavisd
    java


    add a dash of salt, let simmer for an hour, then serve warm.

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    someone has to post this on that thread

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    Hi bangsters:

    I have 3 mail servers. The first in exchange 2000 and second in linux with centos 5 and zimbra 5.0 and third centos 5.0 with zimbra 4.5.7. My users in exchange is 650 and my users in linux 5 users by server. Zimbra 4.5.7 is slow but in 5.0 rc1 is more fast.
    I suggest to install zimbra 5.0 test this version. But in test environment not in production. I seriously think to migrate to zimbra 5.0 because is more fast, my ram in my server is 1.0Gb. only to add to 2 GB.
    it is true. zimbra use more resources, but is a powerful tool and our goal is to help that zimbra will be more fast.

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    don't get me wrong. I love zimbra and am using zimbra. i don't like exchange lol....hence i posted this topic so us zimbra lovers can give our views and try to open up other people's views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjimenez21 View Post
    it is true.
    I'm really not sure we're measuring apples to apples here.

    A windows system service is not the same as a posix system service.

    If it were true, then (judging by the ten times rule above), then Zimbra's requirements would have to be 20 GIG RAM.

    Zimbra recommends 2GIG. I ran a server for 3 years with 200 people on it with 512 MB (ZCS 3.1-4.5.6).

    It may well be that Zimbra uses more "resources" than exchange, but the TEN times claim simply is not true.

    Exchange Server 2007 System Requirements

    http://www.zimbra.com/forums/webinar...head-head.html

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