Lars Aronsson wrote:
Are visitor stats (as produced by Domas) safely
somewhere, for example on the toolserver, where development
projects can easily access them for analysis? I have made my own
copies of the files (I guess my plan was to use them, but this
hasn't started yet), but now I'm running out of disk and I
urgently need to clear some space on that server.
I just deleted September 2009 (last 2 weeks) and that freed 9 GB.
The oldest I have is pagecounts-20071209-180000.gz
As Platonides mentioned, they are in /mnt/user-store/stats on the
toolserver; however, I would not call that "safely archived": one of my
cron jobs just copies them from Domas server, and that's it.
At the moment, there should be everything starting from 1 January 2009
(although part of it disappeared at some point, but I managed to recover
However, this is definitively not a sustainable solution in the long
run: the files currently take 335 Gb (out of a 1.5 Tb total space).
Erik Zachte stores archives of visitor stats in a better format,
aggregating some of the older data and storing several days of data in
one file. I started looking into these files earlier this year, planning
to spend some time playing with this data. One of my ideas was to
replicate the statistical data that is on the WMF stats server somewhere
on the toolserver -- and do it "officially" and not just by copying
files using a personal cron job. Unfortunately, "real life" took over
and I did not manage to continue this (and still can't). However, if
there is any interest in improving the situation, I'd be glad to look
into it as soon as I can.
I cc' Erik who may have more to say.