import old groups to new server

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Wed Sep 18 22:07:46 UTC 2002

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, Rick Segeberg wrote:

> adding all groups I had in INN 2.2
> copying /spool/news/ from inn 2.2
> updating active file manualy to match first,last post numbers in spool

Actually, once you build the overview database, you can use the 
`ctlinnd renumber ''` command to do the automatically.

> makehistory

You want to be sure to use the -O flag here.  And if you're going to use 
makehistory for this, you want to avoid versions 2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 2.3.2;
anything earlier or more recent should be fine.

> makedbz -i
> renaming history.n.* to history.*
> launching INN

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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