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PPW Admin

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Has Dallas VPSs been moved yet, I did a tracert and it appears my IP is still going through the COLO4 in Dallas but then goes to GA (it never used to do this) but my port speed doesn't seem any faster than it was (still appears to be at 100 Mbps vs the new 200 Mbps that it is supposed to be in Atlanta.
 

KH-Jonathan

Director of Managed Services
Staff member
Has Dallas VPSs been moved yet, I did a tracert and it appears my IP is still going through the COLO4 in Dallas but then goes to GA (it never used to do this) but my port speed doesn't seem any faster than it was (still appears to be at 100 Mbps vs the new 200 Mbps that it is supposed to be in Atlanta.
We're in the process of moving VPSs from Dallas which means there's an IP tunnel active routing through through Dallas, then to Atlanta. Once the migration is complete we'll remove the IP tunnel and traffic will route directly to Atlanta. Port speeds in some cases won't be increased until the migrations are complete in the next month or two. Some are being increased as we go, it just depends on the service type and several other factors.
 

PPW Admin

KH Member since 2008
We're in the process of moving VPSs from Dallas which means there's an IP tunnel active routing through through Dallas, then to Atlanta. Once the migration is complete we'll remove the IP tunnel and traffic will route directly to Atlanta. Port speeds in some cases won't be increased until the migrations are complete in the next month or two. Some are being increased as we go, it just depends on the service type and several other factors.
Ok, thanks. Is there anything I can do to see if I can get my port speed increased sooner than later?
 

KH-Jonathan

Director of Managed Services
Staff member
Yours has already been increased. Outbound traffic from your VPS (what serving web traffic/downloads mostly is) will already operate at 200Mbps. Due to the tunnel inbound traffic (ie if you were uploading files) will still be limited until the tunnel is removed from the equation.
 
Hello to all,

i need to move to DirectAdmin because my yearly subscription is up for renewal -- though i guess i'll probably just renew and move to DirectAdmin after..

But i do have 3 rather important questions:
- Does DirectAdmin use Dovecot? (i think it does)
- If so, will the transfer from cPanel to DA preserve the message UUIDs? If so, this should mean that users will not end up re-downloading old emails..
- Finally, is it possible to set email compression to a higher level in DA before copying over all the old emails so that they too can benefit from higher compression?

Thank you!
 

KH-JamesW

Staff
Staff member
Hey @petersconsult
But i do have 3 rather important questions:
- Does DirectAdmin use Dovecot? (i think it does)
Yes, DirectAdmin uses Dovecot for mailbox management.

- If so, will the transfer from cPanel to DA preserve the message UUIDs? If so, this should mean that users will not end up re-downloading old emails..
The transfer should keep the UUID's, yes. I haven't heard any issues or complaints about this yet.

- Finally, is it possible to set email compression to a higher level in DA before copying over all the old emails so that they too can benefit from higher compression?
What do you mean to a higher level? Right now, DirectAdmin does allow compressing emails as they arrive with the custombuild option "mail_compress=yes".

If you need to compress current mail files, DirectAdmin has a script located at /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/dovecot_compress.sh which you can run as root via the CLI.
 
Thank you so much for all those answers, it really helps!

Just on the last question, in WHM you can set a 0-9 compression level for emails:
WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Mailserver Configuration >> Compression Level

Thank you again for the help!

PS: it's wonderful that DA has a script to compress emails; to my knowledge, WHM does not :)
 
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