Folks will have noticed that the de wikipedia dumps failed after getting
about 2/3 of the way through the meta history dump step (100GB written).
I'm in the process of setting up for the completion of that job, it will
take a few days and there won't be a progress report visible on the
regular html page.
By the way, the cause of the breakage was that the database server at
the other end of the connection went away in the middle of the run, and
no new connection to a server could be obtained, for long enough that
the program ran out of retries and gave up.
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