[Mailman-Users] Saving list subscribers from a backup

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 13 02:12:44 CEST 2014

On 05/12/2014 01:14 PM, Bernie Cosell wrote:
> in the face of zillions of bounce/unsubscribes thanks to the DMARC mess, 
> what I'd like to do is get the sysadmin to snapshot the list members 
> from, say, a week ago.  Then when we get things cleaned up I can 
> 'restore' the list as it was.  I don't know how to do it and I tried 
> googling and only found:
> https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2003-March/027011.html
> which said
> ~/mailman/lists/<list_name>/config.db 
> On our system, though, all I find is:
> mailman$ ls
> Mailman/  archive/  bin/  cgi-bin/  cron/  icons/  mail/  messages/  
> pythonlib/  scripts/  templates/  tests/
> so no "lists" diretory at all.  Obviously that's for a very old version 
> of mailman   We have:
>    Using Mailman version: 2.1.9

The issue is you're looking at the $prefix directory (I don't know what
$prefix/archive/ is at all). You need to look at $var-prefix which
contains archives/, data/, lists/, locks/, logs/, qfiles/ and maybe spam/.

However, see the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/aYA9> first.

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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