[Mailman-Users] Moving Lists... my final challenge

Jeff Bernier jbernier at risd.edu
Wed Feb 11 20:20:13 CET 2009

Thank you Mark,
That worked flawlessly. The list members will appreciate seeing all the archive history.

>>> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> 2/11/2009 12:34 PM >>>
Jeff Bernier wrote:
>Is it possible to take these older archives and move them over to be added to the archives of the current lists on the new system? It is not a must-have, but would be nice.

Get the archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox files from the old

Stop Mailman on the new server.

Combine the old archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox files with
the new archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox files, e.g.

  cat old.mbox new.mbox > tmpfile
  cp tmpfile new.mbox

where old.mbox is the archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox from
the old server and new.mbox is
archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox on the current server.

Then run

  bin/arch --wipe LISTNAME

to rebuild the pipermail archive on the new server from the
archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox file.

After doing this for each moved list, start Mailman.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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