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Enterprise2002

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#1 11 years ago

I was looking to download the data dumps for Wikipedia so that I can always have it to hand wherever I am, since I don't always have an internet connection.

Anyways... When I go to the page I just can't figure out which file to download. Could anyone direct me to the correct file?

Thanks.




C38368

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#2 11 years ago

How about the page that talks about it? Google is awesome.




Enterprise2002

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#3 11 years ago

Yeah, I found that page, but I got confused by the long list of files. I was expecting just links to the dumps.

I've actually read it properly now and got it. So thanks.




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#4 11 years ago

Er, you do realise that the download, being many gigabytes in itself, is actually compressed with a ratio of up to 2000%, i.e. the uncompressed source could be something like 30GB?




Enterprise2002

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#5 11 years ago

Yep....

I have lots of space to spare, so it doesn't really bother me that much. Plus the download was only about 2.5GB, and uncompressed turned out to be just under 10GB. I was expecting it to be much bigger actually. lol

I am having a problem getting it into the mediawiki install I've done though.

I've using xml2sql to create pages.sql, revision.sql and text.sql.

I used the mysql command line to put pages.sql in no problem, but when I try to do revision.sql I keep getting an error saying that the column count for the table is different to the number of fields or something like that.

Any ideas?