List of maintenance tasks in connection with a Semantic MediaWiki instance
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In order to fully utilize and maintain a Semantic MediaWiki instance, certain maintenance tasks are required to help optimize the system, minimize on-wiki interventions, and keep the administrative work at a minimum.

Property annotation health (a.k.a. semantic gardening)[edit]

It is general good practice to monitor the property annotation health and if necessary improve statements or queries that cause an improper value annotation.

Cron jobs[edit]

Plan and optimize cron jobs.


MediaWiki settings[edit]

The following settings can influence Semantic MediaWiki in how certain subjects are visible or updated due to execution (or non execution) of scripts owned by MediaWiki in terms of template, special page updates etc.


There was some discussion on the mailing list about the occasions it is required to run maintenance script "rebuildData.php"Allows to rebuild all the semantic data for a selected data backend/store.1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ mail:user:smw:tc5074165