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Fredrik Wass wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a bit confused about how archiving works in majordomo. I've used
> archive2.pl (e.g., "wrapper archive2.pl -f lists/test.archive/test -D
> -a"). When a new message is sent to the test list, two new files are
> being created under lists/test.archive, namely L.test.20040324 and
> test.20040324. The first file contains "11803" and the latter is empty,
> i.e., the email message is not archived.
> My questions are:
> 1. What does 11803 mean?
> 2. How to prevent messages being overwritten when a new message is being
> sent to the list?
> 3. How can I get the actual message being stored in the archive?
> 4. Does archive2.pl have to run continuously in the background in order
> for archiving to work?
> If so, what is the best way of achieving this. It seems like a very
> fragile system. If the server goes down then
> you'd have to restart archive2.pl for each list. Is this correct?
> I'm very grateful for any help on this matter.
From: "Fredrik Wass" <email@example.com>