[Mailman-Users] Restoring manually backed-up archives into cPanel installation?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at panix.com
Mon Jan 14 07:02:47 EST 2019

I'm trying to migrate a group of Mailman lists onto a new shared hosting provider. I do not have direct access to the original system; the sysadmin there has given me a full tarball of the mailman directory, including the archives/, data/, and lists/ subdirectories.

The new hosting provider, to which I do have command-line access via SSH, uses Mailman through a cPanel installation. There's no mailman directory currently, and cPanel itself doesn't have any options for migration. I e-mailed the support group to ask where to put it, and they said that you can only restore a backup that is itself made with cPanel into a cPanel environment; the cPanel version of mailman is different and won't accept backups made manually.

Is this true? I've Googled what I can, but haven't found anything that addresses this. If I can't restore the list archives, I'll need to find a different hosting provider, and it hasn't been easy to find one that meets my otherwise very simple needs.

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