There's a list at
<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Patr%C3%ADciaR/missing_images> to keep up
with the ones that are recovered (Commons only). Multichill suggested warning all
uploaders to get the "own work" ones, at least. Good news: there seems to be
some images that were *not* lost after all; please see
Tim, s*it happens :).
--- On Fri, 5/9/08, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
From: Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Massive image loss
To: wikitech-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org, "Wikimedia Commons Discussion List"
Cc: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List"
Date: Friday, 5 September, 2008, 12:59 PM
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 6:11 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling(a)wikimedia.org>
This is a triple-crosspost. I suggest you reply to
A mistake I made caused the loss of 496 full-resolution images from
If anyone has any ideas about where to find more backup files, I'd be
willing to hear them. Otherwise, the community will just have to reupload
as many as possible.
I have 30 of the 496 images in that list based on an exact path match.
It's possible that I have more based on hash matches for image which
were moved between sites or 'renamed' after my last sync.
I have some chores to run, but I will later pull the hashes from the
database and check for hash matches.
I would likely have had nearly all of them if the rsync push to me had
not been down most of the year.
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