[Mailman-Users] moving lists from one server to another

Dave Pisarek shaggyshags at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 21:19:26 CEST 2005

On Apr 11, 2005 2:54 PM, John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 13:59 -0400, Dave Pisarek wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I am new to mailman and need to move around 200 lists from one server
> > to another. I am looking for an easy way and fast way to do so. If
> > someone could explain how or point me to good docs on how to do this I
> > would greatly appreciate.
> You left out some information that would help answer your question:
> * Do you have shell access to both servers?
>   If so you can copy the files in the mailman "var" directory.
> * Will both servers be running the same basic version of mailman?
>   E.g. 2.1 vs. 2.0? If you're upgrading versions at the same time you
>   may need to run bin/update after the data files have been copied.
> * Will the new server have a new domain? If so, and you have shell
>   access then you'll also have have to run bin/fix_url to change the
>   domain.
> * You almost certainly have to check the values mm_cfg.py so they match
>   the new server.
> * If you don't have shell access then I think its going to be very
>   difficult.
> Don't forget to stop mailman from running before taking a snapshot of
> the files to copy and give yourself time to test the new installation
> before you turn your lists back on.
> --
> John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>
I do have root access to both servers and the new server is 2.1 vs the
old 2.0 so you information is very helpful.

Thank you very much John

-- Dave

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