If you have command line access, you can also run the maintenance script:  php mediawiki/maintenance/runJobs.php

This will also give you an idea of how fast the pages are getting loaded in by forcing the jobs to run (will also run any jobs in the job queue - such as template updates, etc. -- would love to hear the speed you're getting though!).

Can't wait to try this out myself!

-Tom


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 2:46 PM, Yaron Koren <yaron57@gmail.com> wrote:
Ah, great.

The import should happen pretty fast, but I don't have any information beyond that. It uses MediaWiki "jobs" to create the pages, so if it's going too slowly you can accelerate it by increasing the $wgJobRunRate value:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgJobRunRate

-Yaron

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Laurent Alquier <laurent@alquier.org> wrote:
Fantastic ! Just in time for an upcoming data upload.

Any word on speed/performance of the import page for large amount of data ?

- Laurent Alquier


From: "Yaron Koren" <yaron57@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 3:32 AM
To: "Semantic MediaWiki users" <semediawiki-user@lists.sourceforge.net>
Subject: [Semediawiki-user] XML importing added to Data Transfer


Hi,

This actually happened two weeks ago, but I kept forgetting to send an email about it: XML importing has been added to the Data Transfer extension (now at version 0.2), so that now it allows both export/display and import of XML. And the extension's name is finally justified. :) Importing is done via the new "ImportXML" special page. The XML has to be in essentially the same format as the one Data Transfer uses to export data. This new functionality isn't meant for transferring content from one wiki to another, or for backing up one's wiki; MediaWiki's "Export" and "Import" pages already handle that. Instead, it's meant for transferring data from a non-wiki system, like a database, into a wiki. You would just need to write a script to print out that data in the correct XML format, and then the "ImportXML" page does the work of creating wiki pages from it.

You can read more about the new functionality, and see download instructions, here:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Data_Transfer

-Yaron


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