Moving newsgroups with posts

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Nov 12 19:07:35 UTC 2004

Praveen Ramaswamy <praveen1 at> writes:

> I am trying to move news groups and posts from INN 2.2 on HPUX to Redhat
> EN 3.0. INN 2.4. I have INN up and working fine on redhat, I could even
> move newsgroup, however I could not move posts which are already there
> is respective newsgroup.

> I am using CNFS storage method on both servers. I copied directories
> from /usr/local/spool/articles to new redhat server and executed
> following command:

Unfortunately, CNFS uses data formats on disk that are closely tied to the
internal representation of data types in the operating system that it's
running on (to try to be more efficient).  This means that you can't
really copy CNFS buffers from one system to another.

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