rra at stanford.edu
Wed Jun 8 19:21:48 UTC 2005
Joern Bredereck <jb at bw-networx.net> writes:
> During the Debian upgrade vom Woody to Sarge, INN was being upgraded from
> 2.3.x to 2.4.x.
> The upgrade itself was fine, but the expire cron job this morning messed
> up my local news archives. :-(
> It seems that the lowwatermarks of my local archive newsgroups have been
> modified. The article files are still intact (I'm using tradspool):
> bastian:/var/backups/news# ls -l /var/spool/news/rme-audio/forum/ | wc -l
> 200 bastian.bw-networx.net InterNetNews NNRP server INN 2.4.3 (20050407
> prerelease) ready (posting ok).
> group rme-audio.forum
> 211 40 51414 51453 rme-audio.forum
> But the watermark points to 51414 which leaves 40 articles available
> in that archive. :-(
> Question: How can I reset the watermark, so that all ~50000 articles are
> available again?
tdx-util -R. See the man page for the right flags and arguments.
> And how can I prevent expire to mess up the watermarks again?
It shouldn't have done this -- the only thing I can think of is that maybe
those articles aren't present in your overview database. tdx-util will
put them back into your overview database, so hopefully that will address
the problem. If they are removed again, maybe that means they're also not
> Expire messages:
> expireover start Wed Jun 8 04:15:25 CEST 2005: (
> Article lines processed 51933
> Articles dropped 0
> Overview index dropped 0
> expireover end Wed Jun 8 04:53:19 CEST 2005
So nothing was expired out of overview that night.
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