And just as a reminder: etherpad.wikimedia.org is not a production-level
service, and therefore any data within an etherpad
should be considered both public and able to disappear at any time.
This is one reason I recommend that people use Etherpads for short-term
defined collaboration sessions, and frequently do backups, and always
archive documents to a wiki after a session ends.
Engineering Community Manager
On 08/23/2013 04:16 PM, Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
Thanks to Mark Holmquist for maintaining http://etherpad.wmflabs.org for
the past long while. It is going down in 2 weeks, so please retrieve
I recommend that you:
* go into your browser history
* search it for etherpad.wmflabs.org
* go to each of those pads and copy-and-paste the content someplace,
preferably on a public wiki, even if it's just in your userspace
* replace the content of the Etherpad with a link to the wiki page
you've moved the text to
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Etherpad Lite labs instance going down in two
weeks - backup time
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:02:13 -0700
From: Mark Holmquist mtrac...@member.fsf.org
Reply-To: Wikimedia developers wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org
To: wikitec...@lists.wikimedia.org, engineer...@lists.wikimedia.org,
The day we have all equally hoped for and dreaded is come to pass: Etherpad
Lite has now replaced Etherpad Classic in production, and the labs
is on its way out.
This is my as-wide-as-possible email warning to say that everything on the
labs instance, as really should have been expected, is going to be gone
Not immediately - we intend to give you two weeks to get your important data
off the instance and onto the new one at https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/ -
but you should _absolutely_ be moving things as soon as possible. We will
also keep a data dump around, in case anything else needs to get pulled out
of the pads, but I would suggest not relying on that if you don't have to.
And in the future: If a URL has wmflabs.org in it...don't put anything,
ANYTHING, important there. The purpose of labs is to let us experiment with
new technology without having to worry about reliability.
Thanks so much for your help and understanding in the course of this
tl;dr: http://etherpad.wmflabs.org is going down in 2 weeks, get yer
stuff off it.
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