[rescue] Classicmp mailing list [was: 3b2 Emulator]

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Fri Jan 23 19:13:33 CST 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:13:30AM -0500, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
>Holy crap.  Where is this list being run, and with what software?  And
>how the heck did they "lose" the list member roster -- don't they back
>it up?  (I rsync the Mailman logs down every night so that I have the
>complete subscribe/unsubscribe/moderate/etc. history, and I have a cron
>job on the server that enumerates the members of all lists and emails
>it to me every night.  And there are incremental dumps as well.  None
>of this was hard to set up using standard Unix tools.)

We had a bug with Mailman on sunmanagers.org where occasionally Mailman
would completely crap itself and lose its mind and revert to an older
subscriber list, so I suspect it's something like that.  

I ended up doing nightly backups/rsyncs of the list databases to another
partition along with the list backups, because it was a huge pain when
it randomly spazzed out.

This was before we finally retired the list (I just keep the archives
online @sunmanagers.org now) due to declining participation and finally
a massive hardware failure in September 2014 (which happened at the same
time that I was on an emergency trip to Oklahoma City as my mom was
having heart surgery... So understandably it wasn't on my priority


Bill Bradford
Houston, Texas USA

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