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Uploading large files
- the URL of the media file to upload
- a text file with the first revision content
- the name of the user account for this first revision and upload
MediaWiki currently doesn't support files greater than 4 GB (as size is stored as a 32 bits unsigned integer) while our swift backend storage is limited to 5 Gb. See phab:T191804 and phab:T191802 for discussion to extend this limit respectively to 5 GB and beyond.
Step 1: download files
Download the files to mwmaint1001 (or if there's not enough space, tin) with http_proxy=webproxy.eqiad.wmnet:8080 (or https_proxy for https requests)
(url-downloader.wikimedia.org:8080 has a limit just under 1GB - see )
At this stage, it could be pertinent to check the hash of the file if known.
Step 2: import image to Commons
mwscript importImages.php --wiki=commonswiki --comment-ext=txt --user=USERNAME /tmp/uploads