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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-8736

Provide a partial data dump for testing purposes


    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Database setup
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      Currently, someone setting up a local development server only has a choice between importing the full data set with millions of artists, releases and other entities or no data at all (except for a few bits like release status that are required for the server to run properly, and therefore inserted by InitDb.pl --clean). We should provide another option: a reasonable subset of the data that contains examples of "everything" (all entity types, artist credits, most relationship types, probably all countries/languages/scripts) but is still much smaller than the full database.

      It would be enough to dump this subset only from time to time (at least after each schema change, but probably a bit more often); still, the process should be mostly automated or it will not be done. Bitmap proposed choosing a number of "representative" artists, then including everything related to them in the dump.


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              • Assignee:
                bitmap Michael Wiencek
                chirlu Ulrich Klauer
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