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

Brian Carpenter brian at emwd.com
Mon Jan 14 10:45:53 EST 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mailman-Users <mailman-users-
> bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org> On Behalf Of Jesse Sheidlower
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 7:03 AM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Restoring manually backed-up archives into cPanel
> installation?
> 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
> 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
> 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
> hosting provider, and it hasn't been easy to find one that meets my
> otherwise very simple needs.

Hi Jesse,

Those files need to go into the backend of the server which is beyond the
reach of a cPanel shared hosting account. The server admin would have to do
that for you. As long as the backup of the files are version 2.1.* they
should migrate fine. Contact me off list if you can't get this resolved.

Brian Carpenter
Mailmanhost.com  :^)

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