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Q: Is there a backup of the data on the archiveteam.org website? If so where can I download it?
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'''Is there a backup of the data on the archiveteam.org website? If so where can I download it?'''
  
A: There are backups done by the hosting provider (several, going back days and weeks as well as hours), but no current place to download it.  
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There are two sets of backups done of the archiveteam.org. There are backups done by the hosting provider (several, going back days and weeks as well as hours), which use the storage capability of the shared hosting to keep them automatically (no tape or disk backups being done as most people would think of them). There are similarly copies of the database kept going back months.
  
Q: Is there a mirror of the archiveteam.org website?
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Additionally, an XML dump of the Mediawiki database (which can be imported into any MediaWiki software) is accessible at [http://www.archiveteam.org/dumps http://www.archiveteam.org/dumps]. New backups are currently pushed out once a week (and will be increased if changes on the site require it). All images are also wrapped into a images.tar.gz file, although our entire images directory is available at [http://www.archiveteam.org/images http://www.archiveteam.org/images].
  
A: Not yet. MediaWiki hopefully has a contingency for this.
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'''Is there a mirror of the archiveteam.org website?'''
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There are no mirrors we know of, although we encourage our more paranoid or protective readers to maintain one based on the above dumps.

Revision as of 20:22, 15 March 2009

Is there a backup of the data on the archiveteam.org website? If so where can I download it?

There are two sets of backups done of the archiveteam.org. There are backups done by the hosting provider (several, going back days and weeks as well as hours), which use the storage capability of the shared hosting to keep them automatically (no tape or disk backups being done as most people would think of them). There are similarly copies of the database kept going back months.

Additionally, an XML dump of the Mediawiki database (which can be imported into any MediaWiki software) is accessible at http://www.archiveteam.org/dumps. New backups are currently pushed out once a week (and will be increased if changes on the site require it). All images are also wrapped into a images.tar.gz file, although our entire images directory is available at http://www.archiveteam.org/images.

Is there a mirror of the archiveteam.org website?

There are no mirrors we know of, although we encourage our more paranoid or protective readers to maintain one based on the above dumps.