[Mailman-Users] pck files in /var/lib/mailman/data
mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jan 22 02:26:03 CET 2011
>I have over 61000 heldmsg-<maillist>-<numbers>.pck files in
>/var/lib/mailman/data for various mail list. They are binary so I
>cannot view them.
You can view them with Mailman's bin/dumpdb
>I checked two of the lists that have these files
>associated with it and mailman does not see held messages via the web
>GUI. Do I need these messages or can they be deleted?
If the messages do not show up in the admindb GUI for the associated
list (usually it's the converse that's true - i.e.people rm the files
and the requests.pck data doesn't get updated), the files can be
removed, but in all cases it is better to use Mailman's bin/discard to
remove them. See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/nIA9>.
You should also consider using the lists' max_days_to_hold setting to
keep large numbers of held messages from accumulating.
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