FoolFuuka is a PHP web viewer paired with the Asagi archiver (by Eksopl). It was developed by the FoolCode team who originally made this fork for Currently, it is maintained by 4plebs and the Bibliotheca Anonoma.

Source Code

Since the main developers of Asagi (Eksopl) and FoolFuuka (FoolCode) have stepped away from anything more than maintenance development ever since they stopped operating 4chan Archivers, these two forks are the mainline development repositories for the FoolFuuka/Asagi stack in a multiorganizational collaboration between 4plebs and the Bibliotheca Anonoma.

  • pleebe/FoolFuuka - The 4plebs fork of FoolFuuka is the mainline fork used by 4plebs, Desuarchive, RebeccaBlackTech, and many other archivers.
  • bibanon/asagi - The bibanon fork of Asagi is the mainline fork used by Desuarchive, RebeccaBlackTech, and


Future FoolFuuka/Asagi Replacement

These components are pieces of a new archiver stack replacing the dated FoolFuuka/Asagi stack by a multiorganizational

  • bibanon/eve - [4chan Scraper] (Stability testing) Desuarchive currently uses the Python-based Eve scraper in experiments to archive the troublesome board wsg, and eventually gif.
  • pleebe/4plebs-X [4chan API Compatible Client-side Webapp] - (In development) 4plebs developed a new client-side Javascript interface (based on 4chan-X code) for the FoolFuuka/Asagi stack by adding 4chan API compatibility to FoolFuuka. Public preview available at . Requires the plugin pleebe/foolfuuka-plugin-fourchan-api below.
  • pleebe/foolfuuka-plugin-fourchan-api [4chan API for FoolFuuka] - (In development) 4chan API Compatibility plugin for FoolFuuka.
  • A modified fork of clover that could use the 4chan API could be used as a mobile frontend. We may also try to find something that can be deployed using Qt or ncurses.




An advanced section for setting up the architecture needed to run FoolFuuka/Asagi/SphinxSearch at scale.

  • FoolFuuka/Nginx
  • FoolFuuka/MySQL - We use Percona MariaDB, a version of MySQL. It is also tokudb.
  • FoolFuuka/Sphinx/Advanced - At Desuarchive the search server serves both Desuarchive and, and is hosted on a server seperate from the frontend, database, and scraper with OpenVPN connecting the two.


FoolFuuka/Asagi is notorious for their large and unwieldy database. We use this command to do daily and weekly dumps without getting locking problems.

mysqldump -u $DB_user -h $DB_host -p$DB_pass --opt --single-transaction --quick --lock-tables=false $DB $t | gzip > $DIR/$DB-$t.sql.gz

Dumping FoolFuuka Tables without leaking IPs or Passwords

Don't just release the bare SQL dump into the wild. This script will dump to CSV, which is actually quite easy to import back.

maybe a good idea to drop the doc_id and media_id columns as 4plebs does

SELECT `doc_id`, `media_id`, `num`, `subnum`, `thread_num`, `op`, `timestamp`, `timestamp_expired`, `preview_orig`, `preview_w`, `preview_h`, `media_filename`, `media_w`, `media_h`, `media_size`, `media_hash`, `media_orig`, `spoiler`, `deleted`, `capcode`, `email`, `name`, `trip`, `title`, `comment`, `sticky`, `locked`, `poster_hash`, `poster_country`, `exif`
FROM `pol`
INTO OUTFILE "/tmp/a.csv"

Automatic Full SQL DB Backups

crontab -e

   0 3 * * * /bin/bash /home/atc/sql/

That script back up foolfuuka rbt_foolfuuka asagi

Iterates through each DB

/home/atc/sql/desu - Writes gzip’d SQL files here (normal to be empty)

Uploads to encrypted RClone folder

Automatic CSV Dumps as seen on Internet Archive

   php /home/atc/backup.php

Backupbot Database

``` CREATE DATABASE backupbot DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 DEFAULT COLLATE utf8mb4_general_ci;

 GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `backupbot`. * TO 'backupbot'@'localhost';
 GRANT FILE ON *.* TO 'backupbot'@'localhost';
 GRANT SELECT ON `asagi`.* TO 'backupbot'@'localhost';
 GRANT SELECT ON `foolfuuka`.* TO 'backupbot'@'localhost';
 GRANT SELECT ON `rbt_foolfuuka`.* TO 'backupbot'@'localhost';
 flush privileges;
 use backupbot;
 create table backupstats (
     board VARCHAR(20) PRIMARY KEY,
     lastid INT