[Mailman-Users] Question about restoring a mailman list or two
msapiro at value.net
Wed Oct 13 21:11:29 CEST 2004
Maish Saidel-Keesing wrote:
>Someone approached me and asked if I can help them restore two lists that
>The mailman package was installed through CPanel (I know I am going to get a
>lot of answers to go to cpanel for support but I will ask it anyway)
>In the tar package that was backed up on cpanel I have some of the files
>that I think will be able to help me
>I just don't know how to put them back into the lists.
>What I have is the following:
>A directory called "mm" and within that directory are two more directories
>for each of the lists For examples sakes we will call them A & B In each of
>those directories I have 4 files
>In the config.pck file I see (with a lot of garbage - when I opened it up in
>notepad) the email addresses and names of the subscribers to the list (at
>least I think so).
>To restore it I was thinking of extracting the emails and then recreating
>the list and mass subscribing them again.
>Is there a simpler way to do it??
Assume $prefix is the path to the current Mailman installation.
Just restore the "A" and "B" directories with their files to the
If the backups were created under the same mailman version, that should
be it, but see
in case you might need them.
>Second thing is the archives...
>I have a folder called "mma" from the cpanel backup that has the archives
>saved nicely in html format. How am I supposed to retrieve that back into
>the list current archives?
The archives for a list go into the $prefix/archives/private/list-name/
directory. If the archives are public there is also a symlink from
$prefix/archives/public/list-name to $prefix/archives/private/list-name
There is a global .mbox file in
If you have that, you can rebuild the archive without the other stuff.
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