SourceWatch:Database download

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All SourceWatch content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License; see SourceWatch:Copyrights for more info.

See also Wikipedia:MediaWiki to get the software to run the wiki. If you're just looking for the database schema, it's described in schema.doc (a text file, not Microsoft Word; IE users beware).

Weekly Database dumps

SQL database dumps of the SourceWatch are updated daily. Warning: The filesize of the database is more than 95 megabytes, so downloading it can take awhile. These SQL dumps be read into a MySQL relational database for leisurely analysis, testing of the MediaWiki software, and with appropriate preprocessing, perhaps offline reading. The decompressed size as of 2005-06-22 is 617Mb. Please email bob AT to request a copy of the weekly SQL database dump file.

The database schema is explained in schema.doc. The cur tables contain the current revisions of all pages; the old tables contain the prior edit history. Approximate file sizes are given for the compressed dumps; uncompressed they'll be significantly larger.

Please do not use a web crawler

Please do not use a web crawler to download large amounts of articles. Aggressive crawling of the server can cause a dramatic slow-down of SourceWatch.

Note: This article is adapted from Wikipedia database download page. Further helpful information may be found there.