[Mailman-Users] new server not archiving messages

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Aug 14 01:47:15 CEST 2010

a.smith at ukgrid.net wrote:
>Ok thanks. Id had a look in the logs before but not close enough. It  
>was odd it had created some directories under archives but not the  
>mbox ones. When I manually created these it has started logging the  
>messages as expected...

When Mailman creates a list, it creates the
archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/ directory, and archiving expects it to

So if you move lists from another server by moving the lists/LISTNAME/
directory, but don't move the archives/private/LISTNAME*/ directories,
you have to manually create the archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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