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Wikipedia is the largest wiki on the planet, with several million articles available in English and several million more in dozens of available languages.

Wikipedia nostalgia, a frozen version of Wikipedia from 2001
April Fools Day 2010

For once, a site that recognizes the importance of third-party backups! They have a main downloads page from which you can get XML dumps from individual wikis (Wikimedia Foundation hosts more than 800 wikis: Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikinews, Wikisources, Wikibooks, Wikiquotes, Wikiversities, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, Wikidata).

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Backups

You can download all the articles of the English Wikipedia (with complete edit history) in an unique file (compressed in 7zip format) from here (ATTENTION: 31 GB! Unpacked it expands up to 5.2 TB. Direct link: pages-meta-history.xml.7z 2010-01-30).

There's an old article dump (2008/03/12) up on The Pirate Bay, from the ArchiveTeam TPB account. Also, a dump from 2006 is available.

Some Wikipedia dumps in the Internet Archive.

There is no current public backup for images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons which has about 10 million images and other media files uploaded on its services.

Links:

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

Transferring to IA

Hydriz is currently transferring the dumps of all Wikimedia projects into the Internet Archive. Wikimedia itself has provided resources to me for transferring these dumps to the Internet Archive. Do see the collection here.

Vital signs

Stable, but they seriously use a lot of tactics to get donations.

Offline readers

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