All dumps are scheduled to run once a month, some just take longer than others to run, and there are issues some time, not sure why the order really matters.

The WMF dump all of their active databases (any database that is hosting a site, regardless of the status of the site) If you want dumps/wikis removed file a request on meta for the complete shutdown of the project. Otherwise just use some common sense and ignore the inactive wikis.

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Alex Druk <> wrote:
I also propose to schedule dumps according their importance. For example by article counts. 

All the best,

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Richard Jelinek <> wrote:

we're basically mirroring all the generated dumps, extract them,
harvest data etc. Lately I came to examine some of the more exotic
languages and to my surprise they were even more exotic than I
thought. I propose to ditch them.

Afar (aa) Wikipedia

latest at our servers is with 22974 bytes
(we convert into iso639-3)

It seems the wiki has been closed or moved into incubator:

Nevertheless in the xmldumps this wiki keeps showing up and pretending
something is there. I believe we'd be all better off if dums of this
would cease.


Basically the same applies for Ndonga Wikipedia

But the xmldumps keep pouring in:


etc. Same story with several other wikimedia projects in other languages.

So in general: Could we stop dumping closed projects?

kind regards,
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Thank you.

Alex Druk

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