[Mailman-Users] migrating lists from one host cPanel to another

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jun 5 17:44:47 CEST 2015

On 06/04/2015 10:54 PM, Annette Carter wrote:
> Thank you, Mark.  I didn't find anything in those resources exactly
> addressing moving from host to host, both using cPanels.  I'll try
> calling one of the hosting companies again and ask if they'd give me
> access to what I need, if possible.

In case you missed it, see Russell Clemings' reply at
with Subject "Mailman-Users Digest, Vol 136, Issue 5".

This may be all you need. If not, note that in cPanel, the entire site's
Mailman installation is at /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/.
Assuming you just want to move the list's membership and settings and
the archives and aren't concerned about held messages, pending digests,
etc. what you need to move are the lists/NAME/config.pck file for
membership and settings and the archives/private/NAME/ and
archives/private/NAME.mbox/ directories for the archives where NAME is
the cPanel list_domain name. For pending digests, add
lists/NAME/digest.mbox, but it is probably easier to just use the
send_digest_now function in the list admin Digest options Section on the
old server to ensure there isn't a pending digest.

Also, in order to keep cPanel happy on the new server, it may or may not
be necessary to first create the list via cPanel on the new server and
then replace the above files and directories rather than just dropping
them in.

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

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