Wikipedia talk:Database download

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Please note that questions about the database download are more likely to be answered on the xmldatadumps-l or wikitech-l mailing lists than on this talk page.

Frustrating and NOT fair[edit]

This is frustrating: I'm looking for a link to download wikipedia but nothing. These pages are too technical for "normal" people to understand. Even then, the pages talk about xlm and do not provide a context, etc. There's still too long to go for these resources to become democratic. BTW, where's all money we donate going? can some go to make the terminology more friendly to normal people? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:33, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

These pages are not intended for users without technical knowledge. Reader programs/apps should deal with this in the background. Some things should be more clear though, especially multistream - I don't understand why wikimedia is even still offering the non-multistream archive. I mean, if it's for the savings, offer a 7z instead and you can knock another 20% off. Neither do I understand why the hell this page is recommending you get the non-multistream archive. W3ird N3rd (talk) 03:09, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

File system limits[edit]

A file is data - operating systems can and do split that data and have it stored upon many parts of a medium (fragmentation). Everyone knows that a non-fragmented data file is limited by size. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:41, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


How do I open only a part of the multistream file? It says that the reader should handle it for me, but every time I try to open it, it begins decompressing the whole file. What do I need to enable/download in order to successfully use the multistream file? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:51, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Creating EN Mirror[edit]

I am seeking help in creating a daily updated EN Wikipedia mirror. This mirror needs all meta, but not necessarily media from commons. Media from commons can be stage 2. This mirror needs to be updated every 24 hours (or more frequent if deemed feasible). Hardware and bandwidth resources are available for this project. I have read Dr. Kent L. Millers work on wiki mirrors ( . Not sure it is the best approach. Has anyone made a successful one as I have described? Seeking all input (failures and successes) please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thebluegold (talkcontribs) 18:28, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

A copy of another wiki-project[edit]

How do I make a copy of another wiki project that works on MediaWiki? If this is possible only with the help of bots, it is desirable to show the instruction for AutoWikiBrowser. (talk) 16:55, 13 January 2018 (UTC)