Uploading large files

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You need:

  • 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 mwmaint1002 (or if there's not enough space, deploy1001).

wget <URL>

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