[Foundation-l] just wondering, are we going to take down en.wikipedia.org?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 13:05:54 UTC 2011

On 28 October 2011 13:48, Peter Gervai <grinapo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 04:05, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:

>> as I did. We both spend a lot of time making sure Wikipedia is always
>> up and available for people to read, so it's painful to see a small
>> proportion of a wiki's users decide to take a whole wiki offline for
>> everyone.

> But let's not forget that no matter how stable a cluster is the site
> could be brought down by a single paper from the law enforcement,
> politicians and alike. Life is not always as simple as "make backups
> and you'll be safe for ever".

Which is why, even though forks aren't good, forkability is essential
backup hygiene.

Has anyone tried to duplicate a running Wikipedia lately?

(I'd try myself if I had a PC to had with sufficient disk space ...)

- d.

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