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I would like to create a local MySQL copy of Stack Overflow for academic purposes (school project). As far as I know, the database dump of the stackoverflow.com database is available only in an XML format that I will have to convert to SQL on my own with some tool.

Most of direct download links I found were broken (404). The only non-torrent source that I have found and that is still alive is http://tejp.de/files/so/dbdump/ but the latest Stack Overflow dump there is from October 2009, content of which looks like this:

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Where could I find a direct download link with the Stack Overflow dump?

Note: I am not able to use torrents due to network policies, yet for the completeness of this question, here's the link that might help someone: http://www.clearbits.net/creators/146-stack-exchange-data-dump

Other related questions / links that haven't helped me:

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You really have no access to any network capable of torrent? Your home network? A $5 digitalocean instance? Anything? –  Joe Frambach Sep 30 '13 at 18:36
@JoeFrambach: Let's just say it's complicated... for now I hope someone has uploaded somewhere a newer dump than the one from Oct '09 I mentioned –  LihO Sep 30 '13 at 18:40
quick-torrent.com –  Sean Cheshire Sep 30 '13 at 19:30
hi @LihO what method did you use to import the data into mysql? i am trying to do the same. –  ted.strauss Dec 21 '13 at 0:07
@ted.strauss: I guess what you actually want to use is: stackapps.com/questions/2511/… ...it's just a bit annoying that you have to specify path to folder that contains another folder named SO that contains the actual dump (xml files). –  LihO Jan 14 '14 at 11:21

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