There is a way to download wikidumps for any project /
data is from early 2009. I will detail the steps as a note for future
Next step is either to copy a file using SCP or start
your own FTP
server on the EC2 instance and download the files that you need. You
will need to pay a small fee but this is in the range of cents.
Thank you for your comprehensive description of accessing the archived data
Personally, I will consider it to get a dump that way in order to continue
working. However, I am curious if there are any news about the regular
server. Last update in http://wikitech.wikimedia.org/view/Dataset1
days ago and I wonder how likely it is to fix the server e.g. next week.
Is there anybody here on the list who may update the wiki page?