[Mailman-Users] Recreating lists (WAS: changing ISP servers)
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Tue Mar 9 20:37:10 CET 2004
Pastor Augie wrote:
> 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!!
I recently had reason to find out how well Mailman is constructed,
and how easy it is to restore it. My server was hacked (old software,
shame on me) and I managed to back up my Mailman files before the plug was
pulled. I decided to upgrade Mailman while I was doing it. The old one
was 2.1.2 - the new installation is 2.1.4. After getting it in stalled and
adding only the Mailman list, I copied in <prefix>mailman/lists/ and
<prefix>/mailman/archives, restored my aliases, and all my lists worked.
I realize that moving to a new server would be a bit more involved,
but I was very impressed with how little I had to do to get things restored.
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