User:Emijrp/Wikipedia Archive

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If you are searching for an offline reader of Wikipedia, go to #Offline.
If you want to archive your wiki, read more at WikiTeam.
If you want to create a mirror of Wikipedia, read meta:Mirroring Wikimedia project XML dumps.

This page contains a lot of links to historical info about Wikipedia, its sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikiversity, Wikinews, Wikispecies, Commons, Meta) and her predecessors or old Internet encyclopedia projects now closed (Interpedia, GNUPedia and Nupedia).

Wikipedia pages can be edited by everyone, and the histories are saved and publicly available, but usually is hard to find very old stuff. I hope you enjoy this page. Nostalgia time!

Have you got more historical info about Wikipedia? Please, share it with us.

Please, if you have enough free disk space, consider downloading the Wikipedia (and sister projects) snapshots. You can use this downloader (it requires GNU/Linux) to get all 7zip full history files for all projects. You can't read these files in an easy way, but you can preserve them for posterity. I think that we must save a copy of Wikipedia in every country around the world.

No more Libraries of Alexandria destroyed.
English Wikipedia size in August 2010, if printed.

If you are an admin of a free-licensed wiki, please, consider publishing backups of the text articles and images (read tutorial). Every year, dozens of wikis disappear around the globe. WikiTeam is trying to avoid that destruction.

The Internet encyclopedia projects[edit]

Status of the Internet encyclopedia projects:


Permit mirror sites.

When information is available on the web only at one site, its availability is vulnerable. A local problem—a computer crash, an earthquake or flood, a budget cut, a change in policy of the school administration—could cut off access for everyone forever. To guard against loss of the encyclopedia's material, we should make sure that every piece of the encyclopedia is available from many sites on the Internet, and that new copies can be put up if some disappear.

There is no need to set up an organization or a bureaucracy to do this, because Internet users like to set up “mirror sites” which hold duplicate copies of interesting web pages. What we must do in advance is ensure that this is legally permitted.

Therefore, each encyclopedia article and each course should explicitly grant irrevocable permission for anyone to make verbatim copies available on mirror sites. This permission should be one of the basic stated principles of the free encyclopedia.

Some day there may be systematic efforts to ensure that each article and course is replicated in many copies—perhaps at least once on each of the six inhabited continents. This would be a natural extension of the mission of archiving that libraries undertake today. But it would be premature to make formal plans for this now. It is sufficient for now to resolve to make sure people have permission to do this mirroring when they get around to it.

Latest dumps[edit]

Official web page for dumps, for every Wikimedia project and every language:

How to read these files[edit]

The dumps are usually huge XML files. You can parse them using pywikipediabot xmlreader.py script. This is thought for researchers. If you are searching for an offline reader of Wikipedia, go to the #Offline section.

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Offline versions of Wikipedia[edit]

Screenshot of Kiwix 0.9 (screencast)
wiki2touch for iPhone

Currently there are several options for reading an offline copy of Wikipedia:

More info: meta:Wikipedia on CD/DVD and Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team

Historical dumps[edit]

See also: http://dumps.wikimedia.org/archive
Wikimedia servers on the first day of install. Photo taken by Jimbo Wales.

This is a list with some links to Wiki[mp]edia dumps and other related bunches of raw data (usually many zipped GB, which sometimes expands to TB). Enjoy.

Torrents[edit]

See also: meta:Data dump torrents.

Domas visits logs[edit]

Visits logs for Wiki[mp]edia projects. ATTENTION: Read this and this.

Download the recent logs from dammit.lt (last months). Also, a mirror at Wikimedia servers and Internet Archive (partially).

There is a version of these files by Erik Zatche, which contain some derived data (not all).

Year Month Download Size Combined size
There is no visits logs previously to 2007-12-09 18:00:00 UTC
2007 December IA 12.5 GB 12.5 GB
2008 January IA 19.5 GB 349.5 GB
February IA 18.5 GB
March IA 19.6 GB
April IA 20.6 GB
May IA 28.6 GB
June IA 34.1 GB
July IA 33.7 GB
August IA 33.8 GB
September IA 34.3 GB
October IA 35.4 GB
November IA 34.7 GB
December IA 36.8 GB
2009 January IA 38.7 GB 468.8 GB
February IA 34.7 GB
March IA 40.5 GB
April IA 38.4 GB
May IA 40.5 GB
June IA 39.4 GB
July IA 39.5 GB
August IA 40.2 GB
September IA 27.6 GB
October IA 43.4 GB
November IA 43.3 GB
December IA (no projectcounts) 42.6 GB
2010 January IA (no projectcounts) 42.6 GB 516.1 GB
February IA (no projectcounts) 41.9 GB
March IA (no projectcounts) 45.4 GB
April IA 42.1 GB
May IA 42.5 GB
June IA 33.7 GB
July IA 34.6 GB
August IA 46.6 GB
September IA 46.3 GB
October IA 47.0 GB
November IA (no projectcounts) 46.2 GB
December IA 47.3 GB
2011 January IA 48.9 GB 621.6 GB
February IA 48.0 GB
March IA 51.2 GB
April IA 48.9 GB
May IA 52.0 GB
June IA 51.2 GB
July IA 52.7 GB
August IA 53.7 GB
September IA 48.4 GB
October IA 58.1 GB
November IA 56.4 GB
December IA 51.3 GB
2012 January IA 61.1 GB 725.8 GB
February IA 50.4 GB
March IA 56.1 GB
April IA 56.2 GB
May IA 58.7 GB
June IA 57.6 GB
July IA 59.7 GB
August IA 59.9 GB
September IA 61.7 GB
October IA 64.3 GB
November IA 63.9 GB
December IA 65.3 GB
2013 January IA 69.1 GB 787.5 GB
February IA 61.3 GB
March IA 68.2 GB
April IA 64.1 GB
May IA 68.6 GB
June IA 66.7 GB
July IA 64.6 GB
August IA 65.6 GB
September IA 62.7 GB
October IA 67.4 GB
November IA 63.3 GB
December IA 65.9 GB
2014 January IA 67.2 GB Unknown
February IA 64.1 GB
March IA 70.9 GB
April IA 68.5 GB
May IA 66.8 GB
June IA 66.4 GB
July IA 70.5 GB
August IA 71.7 GB
September IA 75.4 GB
October IA 71.1 GB
November IA 66.1 GB
December
Total Unknown
IA = Internet Archive

(About uploading those files to the IA: [2] [3] [4]; or a way better solution.)

Image tarballs[edit]

There is a copy of almost all Wikimedia Commons files up to 2013 at Internet Archive (about 34 TB). Another one from 2005 only covers English Wikipedia images.

The best pictures of some years are available too, for download from the Internet Archive (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Help seed the garden of knowledge[edit]

We store everything on the Internet Archive, but who archives the archivers themselves? You, of course! We believe in distributed preservation. Is it really needed? Yes, turns out nobody but you wants to mirror the decade-long work of millions volunteers.

Give a look at how much space you have on your hard disk: probably, tens or hundreds GB. Pick a torrent you can fit from those below, click the link and keep reseeding! If possible, also sign in the table row.

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Mailing lists archives[edit]

Our first article is online now!
http://www.nupedia.com/newest.phtml
This is, of course, a modest beginning, but it's a very significant
development. Congratulations to Christoph Hust for being the first.
             --Larry

Not Wiki[mp]edia[edit]

Other free projects which allow downloading their dumps:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]