[Mailman-Users] How to purge correctly old messages ?

John DeCarlo jdecarlo at mitre.org
Thu Jan 29 14:41:06 CET 2004


BERTHOLD Jean wrote:
> root at vanuatu # pwd
> /usr/local/mailman/archives/private
> root at vanuatu # 
> root at vanuatu # du -sh etrans*
>  2.4G   etrans-echanges
>  645M   etrans-echanges.mbox
> -- How to remove the oldest messages correctly ?

The recommended method to reduce or change your archive is to edit the 
file .../private/etrans-echanges.mbox/etrans-echanges.mbox and remove 
the older messages from the file.

Once you have done this, you can run
   /usr/local/mailman/bin/arch --wipe etrans-echange

You can also try and figure out which message in the mbox file you want 
to start archiving (instead of deleting them from the file) and run

  .../bin/arch --start=N --wipe etrans-echange

At least this should get you started.


John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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