problems inporting old articles

Jeffrey M.Vinocur jeff at
Wed Oct 27 22:22:59 UTC 2004

On Oct 27, 2004, at 1:11 PM, Kurt Albershardt wrote:

> Have imported 61k articles from a defunct server using tradspool 
> storage.  Old NG name was different so I have done a search & replace 
> to fix the headers in every file (changed NG name and server name.)  
> Updated active file to reflect highest article number.  Have done a 
> 'makehistory -b -O -F' and a makedbz and restarted innd.  Readers are 
> met with the proper prompt for existing article download when 
> subscribing, but nothing gets downloaded to the reader.  New articles 
> are posted with the proper
> sequence and appear normally.

What you did sounds pretty reasonable offhand.  Your newsgroup rename 
search altered the Xref: header as well, I hope?

Were there any messages in news.notice when you ran makehistory?

Which overview method are you using?  If it's tradindexed, take a look 
at the appropriate .DAT file in $pathoverview and make sure it has 
entries after running makehistory.

Also, I guess you should make sure that your history file has entries 
after running makehistory as well.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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