On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 06:45:51PM +1100, John Beckett wrote: > Tom Purl wrote: > >I looked into the anti-spam features of Wikibooks, and they basically do > >the basics: blacklists for abusers and easy rollbacks. So the top 2% of > >spammers/vandalizers will be blocked, and it will be easy for the admins > >to roll back the problems created by the outher 98%. > > Wikibooks sounds good. > > I wonder if it would be worth looking for a volunteer to occasionally take > a snapshot of the wiki as an emergency backup. Presumably wget or > similar would be adequate, or maybe there is an easy way to get the > mediawiki source. > > Such a backup might be useful in a few weeks, and then perhaps monthly. > > John >
Back-ups are better made on the server side. For mediawiki a regular sqldump (maybe added in crontab) is all that is necessary.