[Foundation-l] Database dumps

Delirium delirium at hackish.org
Tue Feb 20 17:25:43 UTC 2007

Annabel wrote:

>Bot users are able download database dumps of the wikimedia projects at 
>These bzipped dumps can be fairly large (especially for the English 
>language). Would not it be handy to have a bitorrent link to lower the 
>load on the download server?

This was recently discussed briefly on wikitech-l, and the tentative 
consensus seemed to be that, while that might be useful, it's not a high 
priority because downloads of the database dumps don't currently account 
for a large percentage of Wikimedia's total bandwidth consumption, and 
so aren't the first place to look for bandwidth savings.


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