[Mailman-Users] Moving Lists between Systems/versions of Mailman

Nate Perry-Thistle nate at plsweb.com
Wed Nov 5 19:54:16 CET 2003


I recently upgraded and migrated at the same time.  However, this was
from 2.1.2 to 2.1.3.  

I turned off external mail/web access to Mailman, confirmed I had no
mail left to be processed and then tar'd n' zipped the 2.1.2
installation.  I moved and unpacked it on the new box and then ran the
2.1.3 installation process overwriting the 2.1.2 files.

All of my lists, subscribers, etc. remained intact and I was able to
start using the lists immediately.

I would suggest a dry run, but suspect that a similar approach would
work from 2.0.13 to 2.1.3.



On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 11:08:15PM -0600, Ken Scott wrote:
> We presently have Mailman v2.0.13 installed, with several lists created.
> We're going to be moving shortly to a new system, on which I have
> installed v2.1.3.  Can I:
> (a) copy all appropriate files and aliases, etc., to the new system and
>     have the lists  run successfully, without actually having to re-create
> them?
> (b) re-create the lists, then copy all appropriate files and aliases,
> etc.,     and have them run successfully?
> If the answer is no to both, what then would be the proper procedure to
> follow in such a situation?  One of these lists alone has several thousand
> subscribers, so I'd hate for my list owners to have to start over from
> scratch.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> --
> Ken,
> admin at shellworld.net


Nate Perry-Thistle
Director of Technology
Performance Learning Systems, Inc.    http://www.plsweb.com/

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