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Bug 10693 - Database dumps, smaller - pages-articles.xml should be avalaible in .7z as well
Database dumps, smaller - pages-articles.xml should be avalaible in .7z as well
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: Datasets
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
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Reported: 2007-07-25 08:53 UTC by adam
Modified: 2011-11-29 03:20 UTC (History)
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Description adam 2007-07-25 08:53:12 UTC
pages-articles.xml.bz2  "Articles, templates, image descriptions, and primary meta-pages" ("the archive most mirror sites will probably want") is currently only avaliable in .bz2
It should be made available in .7z as well

pages-meta-history.xml.7z is 3.2 GB the .bz2 is 5 gigs
It would appear that .7z is 64% of the size of .bz2
So pages-articles.xml.bz2 could be aprox 1.7 gigs, instead of 2.7 gigs. This may even reduce  some server load/bandwith.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-07-25 13:57:30 UTC
The extreme size savings for the history dumps are due to better compression of the multiple-revision runs. Current-version dumps compress to about the same size with .bz2 and .7z, but p7zip takes much much longer to run.

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