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== Projects ==
== Projects ==

Revision as of 22:00, 16 February 2013

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The ArchiveTeam Warrior is a virtual archiving appliance. You can run it to help with the ArchiveTeam archiving efforts. It will download sites and upload them to our archive.

It is easy to get started. Download the appliance and run it with your favorite virtualization tool (VirtualBox, VMware etc.).

Instructions for VirtualBox:

  1. Install and run VirtualBox.
  2. Download the archiveteam-warrior-v2-20121008.ova file.
  3. In VirtualBox, click File > Import Appliance and open the file.
  4. Start the appliance - it will automatically update and eventually show a message telling you to visit your browser
  5. Go to and check the settings page.
  6. You can choose a username which will show on the leaderboards, and also the number of concurrent tasks the warrior will attempt to run.
  7. Sometimes there will be multiple projects on offer - you can choose to follow any single project or the project that the ArchiveTeam are currently working on.
  8. You MUST choose a project the first time you start the Warrior else it won't do anything.


Previous and current warrior projects:

Project Status Began Finished Result Archive Location
MobileMe Archive Posted April 3, 2012 Aug 8, 2012 Success

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Fortune City Archive Posted April 4, 2012 April 11, 2012 Partial Success archive user lookup
Tabblo Archive Posted May 23, 2012 May 26, 2012 Success archive user lookup
PicPlz Archive Posted June 3, 2012 June 15, 2012 archive index user lookup
Tumblr (test project) Archive Posted August 9, 2012 August 19, 2012 [1] [2]
Cinch.FM Archive Posted August 20, 2012 August 22, 2012 Success [3]
City Of Heroes Archive Posted September 3, 2012 December 1, 2012 Success www forums 1 2 3 4 5
Webshots Archive Posted October 4, 2012 November 18, 2012 index
BT Internet Archive Posted October 10, 2012 November 2, 2012 Success archive
Daily Booth Archive Posted November 19, 2012 December 29, 2012 [4] index
Github Archive Posted December 13, 2012 December 17, 2012 Success archive index
Yahoo Blogs (Vietnamese) Downloads Finished January 8, 2013 January 19, 2013
weblog.nl Downloads Finished January 19, 2013 February 2, 2013
URLTeam Active latest
Punchfork Active January 11, 2013
Xanga In Development January 22, 2013


In Development
a future project
start up a Warrior and join the fun; this one is in progress right now
Downloads Finished
we've finished downloading the data
the collected data has been properly archived
Archive Posted
the archive is available for download


downloaded all of the data and posted the archive publicly
Qualified Success
either we couldn't get all of the data, or the archive can't be made public
the site closed before we could download anything

Testing pre-production code

(Don't do this unless you really need or want to.) If you are developing a warrior script, you can test it by switching your warrior from the production branch to the master branch.

  1. Start the warrior.
  2. Press Alt+F2 and log in with username root and password archiveteam.
  3. cd /home/warrior/warrior-code
  4. sudo -u warrior git checkout master
  5. reboot

By the same route you can return your warrior to the production branch.