[Mailman-Users] Huge duplication of posts

Barry A. Warsaw barry at digicool.com
Wed Nov 22 00:23:33 CET 2000

>>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com> writes:

    CVR> It's likely to happen after things like ahrdware upgrades,
    CVR> really significant software upgrades, and hardware
    CVR> failures. any time they have to rebuild their databases,
    CVR> you're hosed.

    CVR> Mixed blessing -- lots of overhead for very occasional acts
    CVR> of chaos -- and the dataset you need to keep can get huge.

So, is there an 80/20 rule we can adopt?  Is the `catchup' button
enough or do we need more?  I'm not psyched to burn tons of space
holding data that may never be used.  Then again, if the message-id
database is more generally useful, we can perhaps piggyback the nntp
status on top of that.


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