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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (INFRA-15929) Populate mboxer with historic mail archives
Date Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:07:00 GMT
Sebb created INFRA-15929:

             Summary: Populate mboxer with historic mail archives
                 Key: INFRA-15929
             Project: Infrastructure
          Issue Type: Task
          Components: Mail Archives
            Reporter: Sebb

The mboxer VM has been set up to capture mails sent to mailing lists.

If it is to be used as the source of all mail, it needs to include historic mailboxes as well.

So there needs to be a plan to copy the existing mailboxes from minotaur.

It is unfortunately not just a case of copying the historic mbox files from minotaur to mboxer.

The plan needs to take into account:
- there was a short period when mails were not being captured by minotaur and only existed
on mboxer. I think this has already been handled by back-copying the files, but this needs
to be double-checked before overwriting any files on mboxer.
- the private-arch directory structure on minotaur is different from mboxer
- the month-end changeover times may vary slightly between the two (i.e. mails sent around
the month change may end up in different files). [This is unavoidable.]
- there were some mails dropped by mboxer in the early stages; also private mails were mixed
in with public mails. It needs to be determined at what stage the mboxer files started to
be complete.

The mails stored on mboxer have body From_ lines properly prefixed. This is not (yet) the
case for mails on minotaur. This does not directly affect the copying strategy, but needs
to be borne in mind if comparing mail contents.

- ensure that all mailing lists and aliases are being correctly captured (INFRA-15928)

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