Talk:Wikimedia servers

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I´m interested how the backup of this huge site is done. Any information about this? -Cljk (talk) 08:25, 17 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Migration from MySQL to MariaDB (April 22, 2013)[edit]

According to this blog: ScotXW (talk) 21:33, 9 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Changed in: --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 21:26, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

New data center in 2014[edit]


At some point we should get this page up-to-date. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 00:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I already updated it with information from that thread yesterday. --Nemo 07:23, 22 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia links[edit]

Shouldn't this article use internal links? ScotXW (talk) 20:45, 8 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Shouldn't this article tell about the usage of HHVM (System Architecture > Software)? SaarPhil (talk) 13:36, 17 April 2015 (UTC)[reply][edit]

Seems to be malfunctioning. How would anyone know from this? Peter James (talk) 05:06, 29 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Know what? Malfunctioning in what way? What did you expect? This page is not for bug reports, see mw:How to report a bug. Nemo 10:28, 29 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

This page seems to have been tagged as out of date for 10 years ("out of date" comment was added on 3 October 2005). Is there an up to date version? Peter James (talk) 05:45, 29 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

The page isn't really out of date. There were other sources but they were either eliminated or worsened, so this is the best available. Nemo 10:28, 29 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Multilingual servers[edit]

It could be very interesting to say in article how Wikipedias are working. Are there several installations for each language or some kind of wiki-familly installation? Thanks. --Ál (talk) 02:26, 20 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Separate servers are never required for multilingual wikis/farms. See also mw:Manual:Wiki family. Nemo 08:50, 21 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Cluster overview[edit]

After wikitech pages, icinga and racktables, we've lost our good old Ganglia as well (401 authorization required). I'm trying to see if there's any other place where bystandard can get some understanding of what's going on in the clusters. As far as I can tell, is only a tool for privileged users to create some ultraspecialised pretty graphs and share them, but has nothing to offer for the unprivileged user looking for something. seems to attempt counting the CPUs available in two of the clusters, which could answer one of the common questions "how many servers does WMF have?", but it has negative numbers (like -750 CPUs in appservers) so it's clearly broken. --Nemo 20:57, 19 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

@Nemo bis: See as an entry point to Graphana that is similar to the old Ganglia front page. From that global overview you can drill down to a more detailed view of each datacenter and then to an overview of each functional server cluster in that DC. --BDavis (WMF) (talk) 03:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]


I look for an actual description of the monitoring methods and processes. Status and monitoring seems to be outdated? --Markus Bärlocher (talk) 07:32, 8 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Energy consumption data[edit]

The data shown here for energy consumption and the mix of fossil/sustainable energy is very outdated, and stops at 2016.

Can we have regular updates please, as this is increasingly becoming an issue for WMF with its Wikimedia Affiliates Environmental Sustainability Covenant gaining visibility. Nick Moyes (talk) 16:52, 16 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]