all tradspool messages unavailable after makehistory

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Jun 28 16:21:20 UTC 2005

Jarle Aase <jgaa at> writes:

> I had a problem tonight where the history file hit the 2G limit and
> killed innd. After running makehistory, the file shrunk to 1.5G.

I wouldn't have recommended that, but oh well.

> The server is configured to store most of the messares in cycbuffs. But
> some important groups are stored in tradspool. After running
> makehistory, the messares in cycbuffs are OK, while /all/ the tradspool
> messages gives a "423 Bad article number" error to the client. The
> messages are still present in /var/spool/news/articles/*"

> Makehistory generated /lots/ of messages like the ones below:
> Jun 28 11:38:17 localhost makehistory[7543]: tradspool: can't determine
> class: @050000009CD10000066D0000000000000000@: Bad article handle

This means that INN used the newsgroups to which the article was posted
to, tried to match them against your storage.conf, and found no matching
entry in storage.conf.  You'll need to fix your storage.conf configuration
and run makehistory again.

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