[Foundation-l] Archives missing

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Sun Aug 20 14:54:03 UTC 2006

On 20/08/06, Cormac Lawler <cormaggio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was trying to find a permalink to a mail (to this list) that I had
> in my Inbox from August 2005. After ages of searching, doublechecking,
> and much confusion, I'm pretty sure that a substantial chunk of the
> archive from that month is missing.
> If you go to the 'by date' view for that month
> <http://mail.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2005-August/date.html>,
> there's a post from Robert Horning sent on the 6th [1], immediately
> followed by a post from Walter van Kalken sent on the 14th [2].
> So, I'm wondering if anyone else can shed some light on this, or how I
> could go about referencing a mail sent between those dates?

WikiEN-l is also missing mail from those dates (I had the same problem
as you...). I asked about it in December.

On 29/12/05, Mark Ryan <ultrablue at gmail.com> wrote:

> The mailing list server(s) suffered some sort of catastrophic meltdown
> and the data they contained was lost. The developers had to reinstate
> a week-old backup of the entire mailing list server, including bans
> and subscriptions (on multiple, if not all, lists). This meant that
> users who had unsubscribed during that week started getting list mail
> again and those who had subscribed stopped getting the mail. It was
> very inconvenient.

Not much help, but at least it explains what happened.

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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