[Mailman-Users] Adding old Archives

Dovey J, Mr pjcd at maties.sun.ac.za
Mon Jun 26 13:07:07 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nigel Metheringham [mailto:Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk]
> The arch program takes a mbox and builds, or adds to an 
> archive.  So it 
> does exactly what you want.
Brilliant. Thanx.
> BTW if you have extensive old archives, you probably need to 
> split them 
> somewhat... arch seems to use resources in some way 
> proportional to the 
> number of messages handled... so when I gave it 5 years backissues of 
> the exim list it chuntered for a while then crashed and burned.
mmm Do you have any idea what the limit is ?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jorge Godoy [mailto:godoy at conectiva.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 1:02 PM
> You could "cat" the new file to your old file (to preserve order of
> arrival) and then run the arch program on it.
Ok.. But then I suspect that I will encounter the limit that  Nigel pointed
out ?

> There's a procedure for running arch on FAQ (you must remove a
> directory first and things like that) that is about removing some
> messages from archives. 
Thanx.. I will check it out..


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