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INN FAQ Part 6

NOTE: The maintainers of the INN FAQ stopped publishing in December 1997.
An important update to this topic is provided by Mib Software in the Usenet RKT for Subscribers.

Subject: (6.6) After a crash.

"What do I do after a system crash?"

INN handles crashes pretty well. If there are any problems they
get cleaned up by the nightly expire. About once a month you
might want to run "makehistory -buv" to look for "lost" articles.
Check the man page for "makehistory" for more information.
(The man page for "makehistory" is in the news-recovery man
page until INN 1.4).
The manpage is a little unclear about the '-n' flag. If used alone
(e.g. makehistory -n) it does not rebuild the dbz files. But if used
in conjunction with -bu (e.g. makehistory -bunv) it does not pause
the server.

See also INN FAQ #5.11.


[Source: INN FAQ Part 6 Archive-name: usenet/software/inn-faq/part6]
[Last Changed: $Date: 1997/07/01 01:25:41 $ $Revision: 2.21 $]
[Copyright: 1997 Heiko Rupp, portions by Tom Limoncelli, Rich Salz, et al.]