Copying Bayes Data

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK
Fri Jun 6 09:07:19 IST 2003


This was discussed on the sa-talk list a while back - if I recall correctly,
you _can_ do this as long as you use the same DB access method for both
(e.g. for linux make sure you have the DB_File perl modules installed) and
that you don't try to use a database from a machine with different
architecture (litte-endian vs big-endian).

It's probably worth checking the sa-talk archives to double-check this

Hope this helps.


Steve Freegard
Systems Manager
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marco Obaid [mailto:marco at MUW.EDU]
Sent: 06 June 2003 05:08


Is it possible to transfer the bayes_* files from one MS server to another?
I tried it and I received the following when running "spamassassin -D

Cannot open bayes_path /root/.spamassassin/bayes R/O: Inappropriate file
or format

I have a copy of most of the spam and I think that I can let the new MS
learn those messages. I was just wondering if there is a quicker way.


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