[Accessforall] Technical mechanism for mailing lists archive movement

Clark, Colin cclark at ocadu.ca
Tue Mar 27 21:37:50 UTC 2012

Hi Andy,

I was joking when I suggested that we'd get you to do it. 

Avtar, our system administrator, is quite skilled with Mailman, and I'll ask him to take a look into it. He's implementing a major new cloud infrastructure project here and will soon be rolling out nearly 50 nodes in an all-open-source cluster, along with reworking our existing deployments to be more cloud-friendly. As you can imagine, he's pretty swamped, but I'll get it on his two do list.


On 2012-03-27, at 4:45 PM, Andy Heath wrote:

> Colin/Kasper,
> Following on from the point about preserving the list archives in the new list - its not difficult - I ran mailman list servers for about 10 years and often had to do it but its a few years since I did - as I remember the way to do it is to move mail files around, massage their contents (e.g. with sed/awk/whatever) so they work with the new list, concatenate them (I was using one mail file per list - it may be different now but still not too bad to do) then regenerate the archives - I can't remember the name of the archiver.
> I'd be happy to do this but would need full access (e.g. to build a new list to experiment on to get it right - as I said its a few years since I did it). For someone unix-proficient and mailman-proficient its 10 minutes work.
> Cheers
> andy
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Colin Clark
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