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

Brian Carpenter brian at emwd.com
Tue Jan 15 18:40:59 EST 2019

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mailman-Users <mailman-users-
> bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org> On Behalf Of Mark Sapiro
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:04 PM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Restoring manually backed-up archives into
> cPanel installation?
> On 1/15/19 7:44 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
> >
> > If the host is willing to move your archives then they can do the same
> > your lists. This is what you do:
> >
> > 1. Log into cPanel
> >
> > 2. Create the lists that you are migrating over.
> >
> I may be wrong because Brian knows more about cPanel than I do, and I
> don't know what /scripts/fixmailinglistperms does, but I see an issue
> with the above.
> Namely, if the backups don't come from cPanel, the list's _internal_name
> in the backup won't have the _domain appendage that cPanel list's have
> and if the new domain is not the old one, the list's web_page_url will
> have the wrong domain name. Also, the list's host_name may be wrong, but
> that can be fixed via the Mailman web UI, but without a correct
> web_page_url, none of the web form submissions will work.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

That is why you first create the lists via the cPanel interface. Overwriting
the contents of the list directory with the backups will not interfere with
cPanel's list naming approach if those lists were first created by cPanel.

I am assuming the list domain is still the same. If it is not then the host
of the server has some more work to do but you can still migrate them over
to the new domain fairly easy. I do it all the time using the fix_url

Brian Carpenter

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