[Mailman-Users] Plesk Migration -- Mailman Issues

Greg Sims greg at headingup.net
Thu Feb 23 19:37:19 EST 2017

I understand this is the "right way" to do this.  Unfortunately, Plesk has
not written the code to make this happen as part of their migration
process.  However, you have given me an idea.  I think I will:

   - Make sure I have backups of all the lists ( have an rsync of the
   entire source server)
   - Delete our three lists from the source server
   - Perform the Plesk Migration to bring all of our domains to the new
   - Add the three lists to the new server using the process you mention

This allows me to use Plesk for most of the migration and manually move the
mailman lists - the "right way".

Thanks for the idea, Greg

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 02/23/2017 03:44 PM, Greg Sims wrote:
> > Plesk migration from one server to another has some serious holes
> including
> > sending list Welcome Messages to everyone on the lists that are migrated.
> > This is not an acceptable scenario as far as I am concerned.
> >
> > The Plesk workaround is to modify the mailman code before the migration:
> >
> > https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000066705-
> Welcome-messages-to-mail-list-members-are-sent-after-migration
> I know virtually nothing about Plesk or their Mailman package, but it
> looks to me from a brief look at the above that it's talking about a
> migration process which creates a new list on the target and adds users
> to it.
> This is not a good way to move a list. The way to move a list is to copy
> the lists/LISTNAME/config.pck file from the old server to the new. Then
> welcome messages will not be an issue.
> See <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030682>.
> --
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> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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