OESF | ELSI | pdaXrom | OpenZaurus | Zaurus Themes | Community Links | Ibiblio

IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

> Static Site Snapshot/mirror, for storing on the Z
speculatrix
post Nov 10 2006, 02:46 AM
Post #1





Group: Admin
Posts: 3,281
Joined: 29-July 04
From: Cambridge, England
Member No.: 4,149



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.

thanks
Paul
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
speculatrix
post Feb 21 2007, 10:41 AM
Post #2





Group: Admin
Posts: 3,281
Joined: 29-July 04
From: Cambridge, England
Member No.: 4,149



Can I ask DZ and other admins to please consider again providing an official database dump of the site for making it portable? I would be happy to have a raw DB dump or something and roll my own!

thanks!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Antikx
post Feb 21 2007, 02:27 PM
Post #3





Group: Members
Posts: 1,156
Joined: 5-January 05
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Member No.: 6,127



QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 21 2007, 12:41 PM)
Can I ask DZ and other admins to please consider again providing an official database dump of the site for making it portable? I would be happy to have a raw DB dump or something and roll my own!

thanks!
*

The dump would most likely contain all the user's info including passwords, so I think they would need to be selective about what the dump contains.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic
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


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 28th August 2014 - 01:14 AM