[Mailman-Users] Bad Marshal Data
jonah at votenader.org
Tue Aug 1 16:32:20 CEST 2000
A list of 40,000 has gotten corrupted and I can't seem to restore it from
backup. The error I get from running check_db is "bad marshal data." Both
config.db and config.db.last were corrupted. I tried replacing them with
three backups but I continue to get the "bad marshal data" error. How do I
recover the database? Rebuilding will be a major undertaking, and I will
loose everyone's passwords, so I would rather massage out any errors by hand
in the corrupted file.
I was told that withlist will allow me to look into a corrupted database but
I can't seem to make it work at the command line.
What might have lead to the corruption is the rampant creation of .tmp.
files. There were 65 of them when I last backed up. Any idea what might
have been causing this?
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