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Hello. I was trying to import a 6 MB file of the AfDs on Wikipedia for archiving purposes. It returned "503 Backend fetch failed. Error 503 Backend fetch failed, forwarded for,
(Varnish XID 36892080) via at Fri, 08 Jan 2021 15:00:35 GMT." The wiki I was trying to import the file on is The Wiki Archive. Is there a cap on the size of imports?

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RhinosF1 triaged this task as Normal priority.Jan 8 2021, 15:07
RhinosF1 added projects: Import, MediaWiki.

It's not a hard cap but the system sometimes times out while importing causing a 503. A Sysadmin will have to do a server side.

Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Jan 9 2021, 02:05

Hello, can you please email us your dump to And I will then Import your wiki if I am able to. Thank you!

Unknown Object (User) closed this task as Declined.Jan 12 2021, 00:22
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No response in a few days. Please re-open if you still require this import.