[leafnode-list] Merging 2 instances of Leafnode
ma at dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Feb 11 05:10:52 CET 2004
Mark <lists at greplinux.dyndns.org> writes:
> Due to a hardware failure that resulted in a complete reinstall of the
> operating system (Mandrake linux 9.1) and leafnode, I now have 2
> instances of leafnode as the original could not copied from the original
> pc to the new pc for a couple of days.
What leafnode versions are you running?
If it's leafnode 1, do the spool directories have the same name length?
/var/spool/news and /usr/spool/good are evidently same name length,
/leafnode and /usr/local/var/spool/news are not. This is important for
the hash function.
> So what I have is this:
> 1) Pc #1 has all OLD leafnode posts and configuration up to and
> including 02/05/04. This is the pc that went down with hardware failures.
> 2) Pc #2 has all NEW leafnode posts and configuration up to and
> including 02/10/04, but nothing previous to 02/05/04.
> I backup the interesting.groups and leaf.node every night so all the
> article counts etc are still in sync and none were missed, however as
> shown above they are split accross 2 diferent pc's.
Does this mean that for each of the groups, the content in
/var/spool/news/group/name on #1/OLD has files 2 to 1376 and #2/NEW has
articles from 1377 to 2321, without overlap within a group?
If you have any number both in OLD and NEW, there is some effort necessary.
> Is there any way to merge leafnode #1 into leafnode # 2 pc or
Depends on the leafnode version how difficult or expensive that's going
> One caveat, there are literally hundreds of thousands of articles on pc
> #1. I am archiving, but not epxiring articles as I collect them for a
> database project I am working on....dont ask :)
What is the overall article count estimate? A million? Can you show your
leafnode config file, REMEMBER TO WEED OUT USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS?
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