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From: emijrp <emijrp(a)gmail.com>
Date: Friday, August 13, 2010 4:48 am
Subject: [Xmldatadumps-l] Dumps, dumps, dumps
Yesterday, I wrote a post with some links to current dumps,
and another raw data like Domas visits logs. Also, some links to
InternetArchive where we can download some historical dumps.
Please, can you share
Also, what about making a tarball with thumbnails from Commons?
800x600would be a nice (re)-solution, to avoid a TB dump. If
not, probably it will
never be published an image dump. Commons is growing ~5000
images per day.
It is scaring.
Yes publicly available tarballs of image dumps would be great. Here's
what I think it would take to implement:
1. allocate the server space for the image tarballs
2. allocate the bandwidth for us to download them
3. decide what tarballs will be made available (ie. separated by wiki
or whole commons, thumbnails or 800x600max, etc)
3. write the script(s) for collecting the image lists, automating the
image scaling and creating the tarballs
None of those tasks are really that difficult, the hard part is
figuring out why there used to be tarball images available but not
anymore, especially when apparently there is adequate server space and
bandwidth. I guess it is one more thing that could break and then
people would complain about it not working.
Images take up 8T or more these days (of course that includes deletes
and earlier versions but those aren't the bulk of it). Hosting 8T
tarballs seems out of the question... who would download them anyways?
Having said that, hosting small subsets of images is qute possible and
is something that has been discussed in the past. I would love to hear
which subsets of images people want and would actually use.