[Mailman-Users] moving archives before migration

Jason Fayre jfayre at gmail.com
Fri May 24 20:10:14 CEST 2013

I am in the process of migrating data from a server to a new vps. The 
server is hosting around 200 lists.  The mail archives on this server 
are around 30GB.
The only way I can get the data to the new server is over the internet.  
Due to the speed of the DSL link (700k upload), I need to turn off the 
mail server in order to migrate data at any sort of reasonable speed.
What I would like to do is move the list archives out of the mailman 
directory temporarily while we migrate everything else over.  Then, once 
we have the new server set up, move the archives.
cPanel is doing the migration, and they cannot selectively exclude 
directories.  They need to move the account with the mailing lists as 
one package.
If this makes any sort of sense, can someone point me in the right 
direction on how we might accomplish this.  If we can't do the archives 
later, I'm going to need to have the mail server down for about a week 
while the data moves over.  I'm trying to avoid this, since some of our 
lists are fairly high traffic.

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