[Mailman-Users] changing ISP servers

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Mar 9 06:32:59 CET 2004

Even Cpanel should let Mailman dump out the user lists for you.  There
is a Mailman commandline that specifically does that (list_members).

The command to dump out your configuration to text is config_list.

Your admin can dump the config out, edit the fields that change (URL and
default host names - the list name, if that changes) then simply create
a list with the same name and upload the config file using config_list
again.  It's almost a "no brainer" once you read the help that comes
with config_list.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 23:16, Pastor Augie wrote:
> Jon,
> thanks for your reply.  I've passed along your message to my ISP - he's
> pretty responsive... we'll see what he says.
> Unfortunately, we *do* use cPanel ... and this is NOT the first problem
> we've had... funny you should mention that!  Sometimes our messages get
> stuck in queue and don't come out for days if at all.
> Anyway, I don't have command line access and am not even sure where the
> files for mailman are.  They don't appear to be in our user directory.  If
> you could tell me the name of the file to look for, I could direct the
> sysadmin to look for it.
> But just double checking - there is no way to export email addresses and
> names?  Then it would be a simple matter to re-import them.
> Thanks for all your help!
> Augie.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Carnes [mailto:jonc at nc.rr.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 7:41 PM
> To: pastor at SavingGraceLC.org
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] changing ISP servers
> On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 10:33, Pastor Augie wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have several mailman lists setup.  Because of technical difficulties
> > with our ISP's physical server, I am being required to migrate our
> > entire website, including lists, to a new server (new IP and new
> > name).  My ISP contact tells me that when the mailman lists are moved
> > to the new server they will need to be RECREATED FROM SCRATCH!!
> >
> > Is that the case?  What is the most desirable way to migrate to a new
> > server?  Is there a simple export feature or some flat (or db) file I
> > can export or something like that so I don't have to recreate the list
> > by hand??
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > Augie.
> >
> Well, if they are using a straight version of Mailman then the answer is
> false. It's very easy to move lists to a new server.
> It may be that they are actually using Cpanel (or will be using Cpanel).
> This app does "who-knows-what" to Mailman.  Actually we know a few
> things it does, thanks to the many, many complaints we receive on a
> regular basis from folks stuck using Cpanel.
> Even then, the movements of the lists can be relatively painless - if
> they allow you command line access to dump out your list configurations
> into text files.
> Good luck - Jon Carnes

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