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post Nov 10 2006, 02:46 AM
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Just as you can get a snapshot of wikipedia and store on your PC (or even PDA), it occurred to me that a snapshot of the OESF forum would be a very useful thing if combined with free text search.

There's a huge amount of wisdom on it (a lot of which should be in the wiki, but isn't), and so an archive would be a real asset. The low-graphics version of course would be best, but provided the archive was created without the attachments, it'd be OK as there'd be only one copy of the site.

I did try a speed-throttled wget once, but it wasn't too satisfactory. huh.gif

Any chance of considering being able to do this on the server itself and make a monthly snapshot downloadable in .zip or .tar.bz2? Some of us could burn CDs or DVDs to send to people without broad-band.

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post Nov 21 2006, 02:00 PM
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hmm, well, it's a pretty damn big file when zipped up - over 60MB! It took a long time to spider the forum with the rate throttled right down - 21000 files or so!

I'm uploading the file now as a .zip to my website at http://www.zaurus.org.uk/downloads.html , because that way people who want a cramfs/squashfs mountable archive can create one, and people with windows can unpack it and use a local search function like google desktop to index it.

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speculatrix   Static Site Snapshot/mirror   Nov 10 2006, 02:46 AM
daniel3000   This is a terrific idea and I also wish this would...   Nov 10 2006, 03:42 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Nov 10 2006, 12:42 PM)This...   Nov 14 2006, 01:33 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 14 2006, 09:33 PM)The...   Nov 14 2006, 05:22 PM
speculatrix   well, the first run seems to be complete... create...   Nov 14 2006, 03:30 PM
Jon_J   speculatrix, I tried using the program you listed ...   Nov 14 2006, 08:39 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Jon_J @ Nov 15 2006, 05:39 AM)speculatr...   Nov 15 2006, 02:21 AM
ShiroiKuma   I think it's not a very smart idea to download...   Nov 15 2006, 02:33 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Nov 15 2006, 11:33 AM)I th...   Nov 15 2006, 04:27 AM
speculatrix   I've just had a thought... what's the limi...   Nov 15 2006, 04:29 AM
ShiroiKuma   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 15 2006, 01:29 PM)I...   Nov 15 2006, 04:38 AM
matthis   Actually these kind of forums store data in a sql ...   Nov 15 2006, 07:37 AM
zmiq2   Or maybe a link to a file with the daily activity,...   Nov 15 2006, 07:57 AM
speculatrix   hmm, well, it's a pretty damn big file when zi...   Nov 21 2006, 02:00 PM
speculatrix   The snapshot is now up as a mirror... see mainstre...   Nov 22 2006, 07:45 AM
speculatrix   Can I ask DZ and other admins to please consider a...   Feb 21 2007, 10:41 AM
Antikx   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 21 2007, 12:41 PM)Can...   Feb 21 2007, 02:27 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Antikx @ Feb 21 2007, 11:27 PM)QUOTE(sp...   Feb 21 2007, 03:34 PM
Antikx   sorry for stating the obvious.   Feb 21 2007, 05:55 PM
speculatrix   OK, I'm running whtt again - 2 connections per...   Feb 22 2007, 12:28 PM
speculatrix   Ok, it completed after 8 hours, about 30,000 pages...   Feb 22 2007, 11:22 PM

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