[GeoNode-users] Copy part of the layers in a geonode instance

Daniel Victoria daniel.victoria at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 05:52:17 PST 2016

Hi Alessio,

Good to know this export/import feature is being investigated. Will be a
nice addition. As for your suggestion, where can I get the layers JSon?
Directily from the database? I'm more of a user than a developer.


On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 8:15 AM, Alessio Fabiani <
alessio.fabiani at geo-solutions.it> wrote:

> Dear Daniel,
> as part of the Backup&Restore procedure I am investigating a way to
> export/import part of the GeoNode data.
> WARNING: All this work is in progress, so at this time there is nothing
> ready to use.
> The idea is the following one:
> 1. Providing to the user a management command to backup the GeoNode
> catalog. The whole catalog or part of it.
> - This will make use of the "fixtures" and there should be a way to
> provide somehow a query or a list of keys to store a subset of the layers.
> - Backup the GeoServer data.
> 2. Providing to the user a management command to restore the GeoNode
> catalog. The whole catalog or part of it.
> - The command will use saved fixtures to restore GeoNode data.
> - Restore the GeoServer data.
> As a first implementation there will be the possibility to save the whole
> catalog as a set of Json fixtures.
> For you specific use case, the possibility would be to take the Layers
> JSON and preserve "only" the layers you want to restore.
> On GeoServer side you will need to get the layers data manually. This is
> possible simply by getting the files from the GEOSERVER_DATA_DIRECTORY:
>  - Get the saved shapefiles from the upload subfolder
>  - Get the catalog metadata from workspace/geonode subfolder
>  - Get the styles SLDs and XMLs from styles subfolder
>  - Reload the catalog from the admin interface or restart GeoServer.
> Best Regards,
> Alessio Fabiani.
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> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Daniel Victoria <
> daniel.victoria at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have a GeoNode instance with more than 1000 layers published. We'd
>> like to have a seccond GeoNode site with only some of the layers published
>> in the first site, around 100. So far we've though of two ways to do this:
>> 1) install a clean GeoNode and manually register the 100 layers
>> 2) Copy the GeoNode with 1000 layers and manually delete the 900 excess
>> layers
>> The first option sound better, specially if we use the importlayers
>> command. But can I import the metadata with the importlayers commad?
>> Are there any other options?
>> Thanks
>> Daniel
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