[Mailman-Users] migrating to new server

Brendon Lloyd brendonl at ISI.EDU
Fri Apr 10 04:45:07 CEST 2009

Here's a good one:


However, I found that in addition to the steps described above, the 
"make install" script updates old data, archives, and lists directories, 
so it's best to install from source if you plan to migrate/upgrade.

Also you will need to run the /usr/local/mailman/bin/check_perms script 
to straighten out your permissions.

Pieter Donche wrote:
> An old server is to be replaced with a new one. The old server
> (solaris mailman-2.1.7) runs a couple of mailing lists. We will keep 
> the same web address and the same e-mail address on the new server 
> (FreeBSD7 mailman-2.1.11).
> In the old server the mailman software ran under a normal user with 
> everything in the home-dir of that user. In the new server it needs to 
> be in /usr/local/mailman (where FreeBSD installs it)
> What steps need to be executed to migrate all the mailings lists 
> (archives
> memberslists etc...) from the old to the new server?
> I have unix root access to both machines.
> Is there a step by step document ?
> The B.Warsaw GNU Mailman - Installation Manual lacks a section on
> migration ...
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