"Seegrid will be due for a migration to confluence on the 1st of August. Any update on or after the 1st of August will NOT be migrated"

Sesame Repository Migration


The following tasks require admin rights on the machines your Sesame Server instances are running on.

Copying/Moving a repository from testing to production

Once a vocabulary has been successfully tested on the service-test machine (in our case auscope-services-test.arrc.csiro.au) it should be copied to the production machine (auscope-services.arrc.csiro.au). To do so, you need some scp client, such as WinSCP.

  • Log on to the service-test machine with WinSCP
  • Copy the tested repository from the test machine to your local machine. On the service-machine OpenRDF-Sesame repositories are usually located in:

  • In your web browser, log on to the services management servlet in order to shut down "openrdf-sesame" AND "workbench" services.
  • In WinSCP, log on to the production machine and paste the new repository into your home directory
  • Start Putty directly from WinSCP and log on to the production machine. Then go to the openrdf-sesame repositories folder:
     cd /var/lib/tomcat6/data/openrdf-sesame/repositories/
  • Using the sudo command, copy the migrated repository from your home directory to the openrdf-sesame production repositories directory using the following command:
      sudo  cp -r /home/<loginName>/<repositoryName> . 
  • Restart "openrdf-sesame" AND "workbench" services on the services management servlet .
  • Test that the services are working fine.

Whipping a repository

First think before removing a repository: make sure the service is stopped.

Fully removing a repository (called here repository_to_remove) and its content requires you log with putty on the repository server and run a sudo command:
 sudo rm -r var/lib/tomcat6/data/openrdf-sesame/repositories/[repository_to_remove] 

Finally, don't forget to restart the service and test it.
Topic revision: r5 - 24 Feb 2012, SimonCox

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