[Mailman-Users] Backing up list with a cronjob command

Jim Tittsler jwt at onjapan.net
Thu Dec 30 14:28:59 CET 2004

On Dec 29, 2004, at 23:32, Greg Hays [webforcedesign.com] wrote:
> I've been told I can back up my list addresses by running a cronjob. 
> What
> command do I put in and that will run a mailman backup? It only gives 
> me one
> line.

If you are only interested in backing up the lists of subscribers, you 
can use the bin/list_members tool.  (Run it without arguments to see 
the options available.)

To do a more complete backup, you will want to preserve at least the 
lists/* directories... and in many cases, the archives tree, and the 
customizations you make to mm_cfg.py, custom handlers, etc... so just 
backing up the entire Mailman tree often makes sense.  How you do that 
depends on the resources available, but might include 
rsync/rdiff-backup to another machine, or rotating tar file collections 
over a number of days... but none of this is Mailman specific.

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