[Mailman-Users] moving mailman...

Mitchell Marks mitchell at cuip.net
Mon May 5 14:42:54 CEST 2003

Jon and the group,

May I add two detail questions?

         -- You didn't mention fix_url.py.  Is that needed if the new 
server is at a different URL?

         -- In my case the MM versions on the old and new hosts are 2.1.1 
and 2.1.2.  Do I still need check_db?


   -- Mitch Marks

At 01:36 PM 5/4/03, Jon Carnes wrote:
>On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 11:58, Douglas King wrote:
> > I am wanting to move the machines I am running Mailman on.  I currently am
> > running Mailman version 2.0.10 along with our mail server.  I have built
> > another box with Red Hat 9.0 on it with MM version 2.1 on it.  HOW can I
> > export all the mail lists from one machine to the other.  Can it be done
> > easily?  If so, please advise exactly what directories, files, etc. 
> need to
> > be moved to successfully accomplish this.
> >
> > Thanks
>copy the ~mailman/lists/.. directory from the old machine to the new
>machine.  Grab the archives as well if you wish (~mailman/archives/..).
>Do a "~mailman/bin/check_perms" to make sure your rights didn't get
>mucked up during the copy.
>Do a "~mailman/bin/check_db <listname>" for each of the lists you just
>moved over.  Mailman will update each list as you go and you will now
>find a .pck file in each lists directory.
>That should be all you need to do.
>Good Luck - Jon Carnes

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