[Mailman-Users] disaster recovery help
ch at wryfi.net
Fri Apr 22 18:05:33 CEST 2011
On 4/22/11 7:52 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> If there are or were any config.db* files, they were left after
> migration from Mailman 2.0.x to 2.1.x and contained old data from
> before the migration.
There are no config.db files in /var/lib/mailman, they are only
mentioned in the log.
> The above seems to indicate that there is a
> /var/lib/mailman/lists/.keep/config.pck, but it can't be unpickled for
> some reason. Is that the case?
Veritably so. It is an empty file (0 bytes).
> Given the above, I am amazed that the .keep list works at all, or is it
> some other list?
I never created a list called .keep, and indeed the problems are with a
different list called 'camp', which is not mentioned anywhere in the
I was assuming the .keep folder had something to do with mailman
internals. After reading your message, I infer that is not the case, and
now suspect it is perhaps a remnant from running fsck on the filesystem.
Interestingly, none of my actual lists seem to be missing their
Gotta love filesystem corruption. (New backup plan is now in place ... )
> If it is some
> other list, I suggest you move the /var/lib/mailman/lists/.keep/
> directory somewhere else (out of the /var/lib/mailman/lists/
> directory) ...
Seems reasonable, I'll give it a shot.
> That in itself may be sufficient to fix the digests problem with other
> lists (because cron/senddigests is dying on the .keep list and doesn't
> get to the others).
That could certainly explain the digests problem, anyway.
Thanks for your help!
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