[Mailman-Users] archive rotation

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Mar 10 17:36:35 CET 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 10:55, Al Black wrote:
> >
> >I use logrotate at my sites to rotate my logs monthly. It's simple to
> >setup and it's already running on most systems. I generally keep 4
> >months worth of back logs.
> Thanks, actually, I'm using savelogs, and keeping a couple of months worth 
> of data.  So far so good.
> In any case I'm curious about something.  You use: mailmanctl reopen.  In 
> the script that I wrote, I stop mailman, run rotation scheme, and then 
> start and reopen mailmanctl, because I was concerned about clobbering some 
> ongoing process.
> Was this an unnecessary concern?
> al

Your method should work fine. Stopping and starting Mailman shouldn't
hurt anything. I just use "reopen" because it was specifically added to
Mailmanctl to handle this situation:

    reopen  - This will close all log files, causing them 
              to be re-opened the next time a message is
              written to them


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