move articles to another server

"Miquel van Smoorenburg" list-inn-workers at
Wed Oct 26 18:32:34 UTC 2005

In article <20051026194713.K51749 at>,
Christian Kratzer  <ck at> wrote:
>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.

That depends on whether or not you're setting xrefslave, ofcourse.
If you don't then the active file will be updated as usual.


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