I am trying to update more than 5 months of Nominatim europe data from download.geofabrik.de. For 8 to 10 days its works fine but after that it showing error failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error

Is there any restriction in downloading replication from download.geofabrik.de server per IP?

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    Have you asked Geofabrik? Dec 1, 2014 at 12:19
  • Mailed but i didn't get any reply.
    – Arunkmp
    Dec 1, 2014 at 12:21

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downloading three months of updates and applying them will probably take longer than downloading the full data file and importing it afresh!

The server will let you download about 30 files a day so you would have to space your downloads a bit.

Thank you Frederik Ramm

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