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Dear admins at wikimedia,

I want to upload 1.4 TB scans of Chinese old regional records. Unfortunately, as I downloaded them from a net drive and preparing to upload, the server were infected with a randomware and all files has been encrypted. The pdfs needs the last pages removed before upload, and some description information added (which I was preparing).

Just as I learnt the importance of backing up my files from the ransom experience today, I am increasingly aware of the importance of backing up old books in my country internationally. Can you download the files from the net drive, delete the last pages, and upload?

Kind regards,


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wmr created this task.Jul 24 2019, 5:47 PM
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Hi @wmr, please see for required information in this task - thanks!

Thanks @Aklapper.

@wmr: I can edit&upload your PDFs, however, I'd need a way how to download your data to the servers (ideally, an URL that's publicly available without logins or passwords).

Urbanecm triaged this task as Low priority.Jul 25 2019, 11:00 PM
Urbanecm closed this task as Invalid.Aug 5 2019, 11:09 AM

Per email conversation, they're trying to upload the data using normal upload interface.