Wikipedia Down?!? [Update]

I’ve been trying to access some information on Wikipedia the last few hours, but the online public encyclopedia had been unavailable for a while, and I’m not the only one having trouble accessing the site, just go do a quick search on twitter to see the world tweeting about the downtime.

As far as I know there is no official way to check server status but will continue to investigate what is happening and post any new information I manage to find.

Update: Wikipedia is back online, Thanks to the Update from John who tracked down the answer on Yahoo! Answers, it appears there was a power outage in there Florida data center.

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Mediawiki Backup

I built a internal Mediawiki site for my company. A easy place to combine useful information. I recently came up with a backup script that I find rather useful and since I’m a nice guy I decided to share it, ok ok I have an alter motive I admit it! I’m a believer in open source, the more people editing the software the better it gets, so by all means, if you notice something about this script and you think “what an idiot he could have just done it this way and it would have been eaiser / more efficent. by all means let me know! =) thanks!

#!/bin/sh

#--------------------------------------------
# CHANGE THESE OPTIONS TO MATCH YOUR SYSTEM !

wikiname=insight   # wiki name (used for backup filenames)
wikidb="wikidb"   # the database your wiki stores data in
wikidir=/var/www/   # the directory mediawiki is installed in
backupdir=~/bak   # the directory to write the backup to

#---------------
# END OF OPTIONS

timestamp=`date +%Y-%m-%d`
db="$backupdir/$wikiname-$timestamp.sql.gz"
xml="$backupdir/$wikiname-$timestamp.xml.gz"
file="$backupdir/$wikiname-$timestamp.files.tgz"

#---------------------------------
# Put the wiki into Read-only mode

echo
echo "Putting the wiki in Read-only mode..."
echo "$wgReadOnly = 'Dumping Database, Access will be restored in ~ 1 min.';" >> "$wikidir"/LocalSettings.php

echo
echo "creating database dump, $db..."
mysqldump --default-character-set=latin1 --user=XXXX --password=XXXX "$wikidb" | gzip > "$db" || exit $?

echo
echo "creating XML dump, $xml..."
cd "$wikidir/maintenance"
php -d error_reporting=E_ERROR dumpBackup.php --full | gzip > "$xml" || exit $?

echo
echo "creating file archive, $file..."
cd "$wikidir"
tar --exclude .svn -zcf "$file" . || exit $?

#-----------------------------------------
# Put the wiki back into read/write mode

echo
echo "Bringing the wiki out of Read-only mode..."

head -n-1 "$wikidir"/LocalSettings.php > "$backupdir"/LocalSettings.bak
cat "$backupdir"/LocalSettings.bak > "$wikidir"/LocalSettings.php
rm "$backupdir"/LocalSettings.bak

#-----------------------
# Creating TAR archive

echo
echo "Creating TAR archive"

tar -cf $backupdir/$wikiname-$timestamp.tar $db $xml $file
rm $db $xml $file

echo
echo "Done!"

#----
# END
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