[Spambayes] The joys of error messages.

Arvid Andersson arvid at linux.se
Tue May 11 17:16:30 EDT 2004

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 11:45:35AM -0400, papaDoc wrote:
> Usually this mean that there is a problem with the database and you will 
> probably need to retrain from scratch.

I see these corrupt database questions quite often on this list.

How come the answer to a corrupt database is always "retrain
from scratch"? I know it's not spambayes' job to make backups,
but a simple weekly backup for people who don't normally make
backups wouldn't be too hard to fit into the program, would it?

I mean losing the email, the vacation pictures and all the work
is one thing, having to retrain spambayes... that would be

I don't know how common these corrupt databases are. Maybe it's
not an issue. It hasn't happened to me yet, but when it does,
I'll just cp .hammiedb.backup .hammidb ;)


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