move articles to another server

Christian Kratzer ck-lists at
Wed Oct 26 17:51:08 UTC 2005


On Wed, 26 Oct 2005, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> In article <20051025235209.GB21974 at>,
> Toon van der Pas  <toon at> wrote:
>> 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?
> I don't know, I just offered an alternative to the method in the
> FAQ, which assumes you have a running server with valid spool
> *and* an existing history file, both of which the OP didn't have.
> There's one more issue, I don't think that makehistory rebuilds
> the active file, or does it ?

no it does not.  But neither does rnews.  The largest problem remains 
rebuilding the active file. History and overview can easily be
rebuilt from the spool backup.

If I were in the situation I would build a new active file for the
hierarchies I carry from official checkgroups and other sources and 
then run makehistory and ctlinnd renumber.


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