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[*] posted on 18-2-2012 at 06:02


You may want to edit this part of your initial post:

Quote: Originally posted by Polverone  

It is big, about 1.8 GB. A successful download should have the MD5 hash 6a41b7a28c999a243a388f6db5d83d62.


To reflect the current file size and hash tag.

I'm currently downloading the latest version and shall offer it up via my website as an alt. download.




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[*] posted on 19-2-2012 at 06:59


Latest now available.

http://criminally-inclined.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=58&p=87#...

http://criminally-inclined.com/download/sm_offline.zip




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[*] posted on 19-2-2012 at 08:21


Quote: Originally posted by Aqua_Fortis_100%  

Yeah, it was difficult to find a decent torrent archive and yet was very frustrating compared with the good/old E&W board. The domain roguesci . org is basically a live museum now, dead.

Many thanks to people here and adm himself (Polverone) initiatives to have an active backup on SMDB.

Now with pigs trying to pass this SOPA/PIPA threat, means of legitimate forum defense and the continuity of science discussion are (more than before) vital. Backup is one of these ways.

This is my favourite forum and it cant be vanished in anyway. NEVER!

Long life to SMDB!


Actually, there was an exceptionally in-depth backup of the E&W Forum that was surprisingly complete. If I am correct it was posted about two or three months before the actual E&W Form really disappeared. It actually took up more space than the backup design for SciMad but that may have been due to simply a different style of backup. but everything was there.
It was only on PirateBay for about sixty days then it was gone. Another one was posed but that was just the HTTP copy. I think even that's gone also.
The backup concept for SciMad was a good idea as it runs independently. The one I saw a couple months back was good.




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[*] posted on 25-2-2012 at 14:48


After working with Polverone to resolve an issue I had with the official site backup, the following notes emerged.

1) Windows 7's integrated zip handler is unable to extract the site backup zip file (complains about needing 734PB of free disk space). Extracting with a 3rd party program resolves this issue.

2) Most every VMDK reader/writer/converter that runs on Windows will not be able to use the VMDK file contained within the site backup. If one wishes to use this VMDK in a non-prescribed manner, one must first import it into Virtual Box. The import process creates a mostly copied but slightly modified VMDK. One can then use the imported VMDK for various non-standard purposes.

Polverone tells me that the VMDK is generated on a Linux box, so my theory is that the VMDK contained within the site backup has some Linux file headers. Naturally, most Windows applications don't take that into account. Virtual Box, being a cross-platform application, probably makes the necessary modifications during the import process.
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[*] posted on 26-2-2012 at 13:13


I have no issues using W7's own zip tool (W7 Ultimate)



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[*] posted on 5-6-2012 at 17:53


Wizzard is now seeding the backup: http://www.sciencemadness.org/scipics/Science%20Madness%20Fo...

From now on backups will typically be distributed via bittorrent Note also that this backup, dating from early May, is in .ova Open Virtualization Format. I appreciate any members who are willing to continue seeding.




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[*] posted on 6-6-2012 at 14:37


What is the tracker ? I get an error message on that.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2012 at 13:42


No idea what's causing the issue, but the torrent seems fine.

Trackers are openbittorrent and publicbt... I have 2 other people downloading now :)
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[*] posted on 7-6-2012 at 18:39


Everthting is working okay now. Upgraded old P2P client to Bit Torrent. I was using the old Bit Tornado and it wouldn't cooperate.
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[*] posted on 20-9-2012 at 07:51


Is it possible to do rsync style incremental backup every four or six months?
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[*] posted on 23-2-2013 at 14:04


I tried to download the sciencemadness backup just to have another place where it can be stored, but I obtain the following error:

error: Problem connecting to tracker - ('url error', 'unknown url type', 'udp', 'udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce?info_hash=%E91r%9Ct%AC%D7%03%DB%FA%18%04%60s%F5%83%B5J%B3%88&peer_id=T03I-----khTYUeTo0ZU&supportcrypto=1&port =49181&uploaded=0&downloaded=0&left=4817457152&no_peer_id=1&compact=1&event=started&key=idEM3D')

I use torrentflux for downloading torrents and that program works fine with other torrents.




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[*] posted on 24-2-2013 at 23:36


Is it possible to place a priority on some threads, so that not every last thread has to backed up?
You could make available two back up copies: one containing all the threads, and another that does not contain the not so important threads, to reduce storage space.
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[*] posted on 26-2-2013 at 01:52


That would require a fair bit of time consuming work, and what you find to be a priority, someone else may not. It works just fine as it is.



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[*] posted on 4-3-2013 at 10:56


The first new backup in several months should be available in a few hours. It is now about 5.3 GB. U2U me if you can seed a torrent or host a copy on web/ftp space. I can provide copies to a few people directly from the web site here, but it will take too much bandwidth to allow everyone direct http download.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2013 at 02:56


As per the u2u, I can host the backup if required.



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[*] posted on 29-3-2013 at 19:21


This backup is current to the beginning of March. It is 5,221,074,432 bytes, md5 hash 44518ee04178bd2ba3ea4971d6473516.

http://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

This is a format designed for use with VirtualBox.

I don't actually need third party hosting, though I would still welcome it, since the provider I use for this site has just increased the monthly bandwidth allocation by 10 times.




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[*] posted on 16-5-2013 at 23:33


This backup is current to May 15. It is 5,428,217,856 bytes, md5 hash 6c73f96175a56cd0938823a751b68fb7.

http://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

This is a format designed for use with VirtualBox.




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[*] posted on 3-8-2013 at 19:23


This backup is current to August 2. It is 5,635,886,080 bytes, md5 hash 1bc1d2f46cc9a28f3982dce3b8059fa4.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

This is a format designed for use with VirtualBox.




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[*] posted on 13-9-2013 at 10:39


This backup is current to September 10. It is 5,726,903,808 bytes, md5 hash e71f082660c3ba27a246ced1d147540f.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

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[*] posted on 26-9-2013 at 10:54
Backup Torrent [Finally] Online


Quote: Originally posted by Polverone  
This backup is current to September 10. It is 5,726,903,808 bytes, md5 hash e71f082660c3ba27a246ced1d147540f.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

This is a format designed for use with VirtualBox.
I've created a torrent of this backup and set up a dedicated Raspberry Pi seed.

Attachment: SM-offline2.ova.torrent (14kB)
This file has been downloaded 296 times

Trackers:
udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

I hope this helps.

[update] I've since disconnected the RasPi to use for other tasks, as no activity was observed. If anyone wants it, U2U me, and I'll seed again for a while.

[Edited on 14.10.13 by bfesser]




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[*] posted on 19-10-2013 at 12:06


Couldn't get the offline portion to function with VirtualBox but did get it to work with VMWare and one notice to lax hardware profile standards.
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[*] posted on 9-2-2014 at 16:23


This backup is current to February 7. It is 6,281,758,720 bytes, md5 hash 0da7ac78076d0c965c768139533806d6.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

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[*] posted on 2-6-2014 at 00:34


This backup is current to May 29. It is 6,509,149,184 bytes, md5 hash 9767d1240af4cce0659710c4c87fd475.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

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[*] posted on 14-11-2014 at 15:40
improved drop-in search for vm archive


Hi. Firstly a big thanks to Polverone, and anyone else concerned, for making available the offline archive.

tl;dr The attached file contains everything needed to easily and greatly enhance the search in the offline archive.

I was looking at the search form and code in the offline archive. The search is very poor. While searchers of the live, online, site can be pointed at google for site specific searches the offline nature of the archive rules this out. I was looking at trying to improve the existing sql when I came across the Sphinx open source search server project and decided to give it a go. One thing led to another, and the result is the attached file. The version of Sphinx that would be available through the vm package management software would be version 0.9.8, which is probably getting out of date. I've compiled the current version of sphinx, 2.2.5, and made a .deb file for easy installation.

Unpacking the attached file in the vm and running the INSTALL_SPHINX.sh will install Sphinx, create a Sphinx index, add an alternate form page and some associated database entries, and include Sphinx in the startup process.

If you use the vm at all I'd encourage you try this out. The addition of Sphinx in no way alters the existing functionality; the new search is performed from an added php form. If the new search turns out to be buggy, and I'm not seeing that yet, then you need only revert to using the old one. Those who are interested can easily tweak the added search via the code in the php form, and/or reindexing with new parameters.

Disclaimer: I had to resolve different bugs as I shoehorned this thing in. I think that it's good now, but perhaps it may be considered a beta version.

Attachment: sphinx-2.2.5-scimad.tgz (7.5MB)
This file has been downloaded 201 times

[Edited on 14-11-2014 by food]




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[*] posted on 19-12-2014 at 13:51


The archive has been updated. It is now current to 12 December 2014. This update was delayed longer than usual because the archive has grown in size such that I had to resize the underlying virtual disk image before I could produce another release.

Food, that looks like an excellent contribution and I'm sorry I missed seeing it before I prepared this release. I will try it and include it in the next release if it looks to be stable.

https://www.sciencemadness.org/archive/SM-offline2.ova

This release is 8,108,819,456 bytes in size, md5 hash a069264c7ca792f37054870a92061bec.




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