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I tried to connect to http://www.clearbits.net/creators/146-stack-exchange-data-dump and got an error message:

ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE.

Is this a known problem? Do you expect that the problem will be solved soon?

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Yes, and it's hard to say, that's an issue on their end. –  Tim Stone Dec 25 '13 at 14:32
    
It also appears as "inactive" here in the Whois Lookup. –  Shadow Wizard Dec 25 '13 at 15:03
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Even clear bits can be cloudy at times, I suppose. –  Tim Post Dec 25 '13 at 16:22
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In the meantime, you can use meta.stackexchange.com/a/199303/178179 (September 2013 dump) –  Franck Dernoncourt Dec 25 '13 at 23:30
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Magnet link for the Sept 2013 dump: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C472A68F39CD333816098E53AE353E8D90C3E9D3&dn=Stack%20Exchang‌​e%20Data%20Dump%20-%20Sept%202013 –  Shog9 Jan 4 at 18:29
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I have attempted to contact the owner of clearbits.net to find out what the deal is with our hosting. As far as we were aware he wasn't going anywhere - but plans might have changed. I'm calling this a temporary outage until we know more.

Update, Jan 5th 2014: As of right now it appears clearbits will not be coming back online. We are in contact with the previous owner and working on a migration plan to move our data dumps out to https://archive.org/ - we will have an updated blog and meta post when this transition is complete

Update, Jan 23rd 2014: We have secured hosting at archive.org for our data dumps. A post will be coming soon on the details. For now you can find the new data dump here:

https://archive.org/details/stackexchange

Sorry for the delay - having ClearBits disappear came as a bit of a surprise to us.

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Seems to be down right now @Geoff Dalgas –  Luke Stanley Jan 5 at 17:22
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Yep, we are aware of the outage. As of right now it appears clearbits will not be coming back online. We are in contact with the previous owner and working on a migration plan to move our data dumps out to archive.org - we will have an updated blog and meta post when this transition is complete. –  Geoff Dalgas Jan 5 at 17:27
    
Awesome. This will help a lot of talented people who don't have or can't afford the luxury of reliable, high bandwidth connections, to cross the digital divide, thank you Geoff! –  Luke Stanley Jan 5 at 18:01
    
Thanks Geoff. Will older data dumps be available too? It would be nice to be able to access all the data dumps that were released. –  Dhruv Gairola Jan 11 at 5:01
    
Dear Geoff, I am interested in exploring the possibility to host SE data dumps at my institution (one of the Australian Universities): can we get in touch directly? Thanks –  guido Jan 14 at 5:28
    
@guido sure - gdalgas@stackoverflow.com –  Geoff Dalgas Jan 14 at 6:12
    
Dammit! I read you're down for good. I would've wanted to get my hands on the music torrents because I wish I'd had downloaded them. –  user251672 Feb 11 at 23:29
    
@GeoffDalgas Are the oldest data dumps that were hosted on ClearBits gone forever, now? –  Jeremy Banks Mar 12 at 3:15
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