[GeoNode-users] Directory uploaded/layers: Can it be cleaned?

Benjamin Ducke benducke at fastmail.fm
Fri Jul 7 09:36:44 PDT 2017

Hi Alessio,

On 07/07/17 18:40, Alessio Fabiani wrote:
> Hi Benjamin,
> currently if you configured the server to use PostGIS and convert
> shapefiles into tables, you can delete them.

Yes, that's the case. The Shapefiles are imported
as PostGIS spatial tables, so these can be deleted
for sure.

> If they are ratser files (geotiff and the like), maybe first double
> check on GeoServer configuration the path of the store.

Yes, my GeoServer imports them to another directory.

So I will set up a chron job to clean "uploaded/layers".

Thanks and best,


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> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Benjamin Ducke <benducke at fastmail.fm
> <mailto:benducke at fastmail.fm>> wrote:
>     Dear All --
>     I am wondering about the directory:
>     /var/www/geonode/uploaded/layers
>     I don't find much about it in the docs, but it is
>     clear that all uploaded layers are stored here,
>     in their original form.
>     My question is: What happens if the filed are deleted
>     from "uploaded/layers"? This directory is growing
>     fast and I would like to reclaim the disk space.
>     Thanks and best,
>     Benjamin
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