Wikimedia Downloads

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The following kinds of downloads are available:

Database backup dumps (current page)
A complete copy of all Wikimedia wikis, in the form of wikitext source and metadata embedded in XML. A number of raw database tables in SQL form are also available.
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Static HTML dumps
A copy of all pages from all Wikipedia wikis, in HTML form.
DVD distributions
Available for some Wikipedia editions.
Image tarballs
There are currently no image dumps available.


App Guidelines
Guidelines for developers on how to properly reuse Wikimedia data, trademarks, and content.
Copyright licensing
Copyright licensing information for these dumps.
The privacy policy for Wikimedia Foundation websites.

Sql/XML dumps issues

Files are provided in various formats, including gzipped sql, json or xml, bzipped xml, and 7zipped xml. Older versions of the 7zip decoder on Windows are known to have problems with some bz2-format files for larger wikis; we recommend the use of bzip2 for Windows for these cases. 7zip 20.00 alpha (x64) on Win10 LTSC 2019 and later versions should work properly. Please report problems with these dumps on Phabricator and add the Dumps-generation tag.

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