brion at pobox.com
Mon Aug 19 00:38:15 UTC 2002
lcrocker at nupedia.com wrote:
>>I might have lost some messages, or something. But did anyone
>>reply to my question about wikipedia backups?
>>Is the wikipedia server being backed up?
> The English Wikipedia is currently being backed up every few
> days on an irregular schedule (read that as "whenever I think
> about it"). I plan to write a cron script to automate that a
> bit, but I haven't gotten around to it.
That doesn't tell you when the last backup was made, though. Go directly
to: http://www.wikipedia.com/tarballs/ , which for the moment at least
is just a directory listing. The current backup is from today at 2:49
pm, with some periodic older versions available as well.
(Hmm, tracking growth of the database dump's compressed size (=entropy?)
might be an interesting statistic. ;)
> I know nothing about the non-English sites--those are still
> on the old server.
I've been talking to Jason about that, those accidentally disappeared in
the transition and are being put back.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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