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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.
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[[File:Wikipedia nostalgia.png|thumb|right|[http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org Wikipedia nostalgia], a frozen version of Wikipedia from 2001]]  
 
[[File:Wikipedia nostalgia.png|thumb|right|[http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org Wikipedia nostalgia], a frozen version of Wikipedia from 2001]]  
 
For once, a site that recognizes the importance of third-party backups! They have a [http://download.wikipedia.org/ main downloads page] from which you can get XML dumps from [http://download.wikipedia.org/backup-index.html individual wikis] (Wikimedia Foundation hosts more than 700 wikis: Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikinews, Wikisources, Wikibooks, Wikiquotes, Wikiversities, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons).
 
For once, a site that recognizes the importance of third-party backups! They have a [http://download.wikipedia.org/ main downloads page] from which you can get XML dumps from [http://download.wikipedia.org/backup-index.html individual wikis] (Wikimedia Foundation hosts more than 700 wikis: Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikinews, Wikisources, Wikibooks, Wikiquotes, Wikiversities, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons).
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You can download all the articles of the [[English Wikipedia]] (with complete edit history) in an unique file (compressed in [[7zip]] format) from [http://download.wikimedia.org/enwiki/20100130/ here] (ATTENTION: 31 GB! Unpacked it expands up to 5.2 TB. Direct link: [http://download.wikimedia.org/enwiki/20100130/enwiki-20100130-pages-meta-history.xml.7z pages-meta-history.xml.7z]).
 
You can download all the articles of the [[English Wikipedia]] (with complete edit history) in an unique file (compressed in [[7zip]] format) from [http://download.wikimedia.org/enwiki/20100130/ here] (ATTENTION: 31 GB! Unpacked it expands up to 5.2 TB. Direct link: [http://download.wikimedia.org/enwiki/20100130/enwiki-20100130-pages-meta-history.xml.7z pages-meta-history.xml.7z]).
  
There's an old article dump (2008/03/12) [http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4794236/enwiki-20080312-pages-articles.xml.bz2 up on the pirate bay], from the [http://thepiratebay.org/user/archiveteam/ archiveteam TPB account]. Also, a [http://dumps.wikimedia.org/archive/enwiki/20060816/ dump from 2006].
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There's an old article dump (2008/03/12) [http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4794236/enwiki-20080312-pages-articles.xml.bz2 up on The Pirate Bay], from the [http://thepiratebay.org/user/archiveteam/ ArchiveTeam TPB account]. Also, a [http://dumps.wikimedia.org/archive/enwiki/20060816/ dump from 2006] is available.
  
Some [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=wikipedia%20dump Wikipedia dumps] in Internet Archive.
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Some [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=wikipedia%20dump Wikipedia dumps] in the Internet Archive.
  
There is no current public backup for images uploaded to [[Wikimedia Commons]] which has about 8 millions of images.
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There is no current public backup for images uploaded to [[Wikimedia Commons]] which has about 8 million images uploaded on it's services.
  
 
<center>'''No more [[Library of Alexandria|Libraries of Alexandria]] destroyed.'''</center>
 
<center>'''No more [[Library of Alexandria|Libraries of Alexandria]] destroyed.'''</center>
  
 
[[File:Size of English Wikipedia in August 2010 (L).png|thumb|center|700px|English Wikipedia in August 2010, if printed.]]
 
[[File:Size of English Wikipedia in August 2010 (L).png|thumb|center|700px|English Wikipedia in August 2010, if printed.]]
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== Vital signs ==
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Stable, but they seriously use a lot of tactics to get donations.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 15:19, 24 January 2011

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

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 700 wikis: Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikinews, Wikisources, Wikibooks, Wikiquotes, Wikiversities, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons).

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).

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 8 million images uploaded on it's services.

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

Vital signs

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

See also

External links