There are a two different methods to get a local database up and running, you can either:
- Download a pre-configured virtual image of the MusicBrainz Server, or
- Download the data dumps and follow the relevant section of the INSTALL.md
If you are interested in keeping the data in sync with MusicBrainz using our live data feed, you can either:
- Enable replication in the pre-configured virtual image,
- Use an alternative PostgreSQL setup using mbslave that includes replication without the rest of MusicBrainz Server, or
- Use an alternative MySQL setup using mbzdb that includes replication without the rest of MusicBrainz Server
The data dumps are available for downloaded at http://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/data/fullexport/.
The license and contents of each file is described below.
The core data (artists, releases, recordings, etc.) is licensed under the CC0, which is effectively placing the data into the Public Domain
- Core data
- CD stubs
Derived data (annotations, tags, search indexes) along with a complete edit history and non-personal user data is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
- Derived data
- Edit history (open and closed edits, edit notes, votes, auto-editor elections)
- Non-personal user data