move articles to another server

Toon van der Pas toon at
Tue Oct 25 23:52:09 UTC 2005

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 11:02:56PM +0000, "Miquel van Smoorenburg"  wrote:
> In article <20051016085533.GA69302 at>,
> Eugeny N Dzhurinsky  <eugenydzh at> wrote:
> >On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 03:09:15AM +0800, Gea-Suan Lin wrote:
> >> It's in FAQ:
> >>
> >
> >Okay, I read this and I feel like I asked wrong question. I have
> >archive of articles from old server, and I just installed INN on
> >new server. I don't have access to old server now, but I still
> >want to "import" all groups with messages from this directory.
> >Is it possible at all?
> First you should create a valid active file with all the
> newsgroups you want to carry - that should not be a problem,
> I guess.
> Then you can follow the advice in the FAQ, but instead of using
> the perl and innxmit stuff, just use 'rnews < articlefile' for
> each article to post it locally.

Miquel, what is the great advantage of this approach over restoring
the article spool and running makehistory? Running rnews on every
article will take forever, won't it?


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