[greenstone-users] Exploding CDS/ISIS databases

From Renate Morgenstern
DateTue, 12 Sep 2006 22:55:25 +0100
Subject [greenstone-users] Exploding CDS/ISIS databases
In-Reply-To (200609071809-k87I8sfG013957-venus-namweb-com-na)
HI Miachael,

>Hi Renate,
> >> 1) When we tried to explode one of ISIS databases containing links
> >> to<br> images, the error 'out of memory can not parse metadata.xml'
> >> occurs. With the assistance of one of our I.T. consultants we have
> >> realized that the size of the produced metadata file in the import
> >> folder affects the successful execution of the next stage of the
> >> import, which is to parse that file into individual XML files and
> >> folders. For example, the failed metadata.xmlfile is 17,000 KB.
> >
> >
>Can you please send me (off-list) your CDS/ISIS database and I'll try it
>here to see if I have the same problem.

In the meantime I have solved part of the problem, by deinstalling
Greenstone on my home computer and after reinstallation it is now
exploding the database, but I also found that with our photo database
containing 1033 photos, that after the process not all the records
have linked to the image, but it just creates .nul files, although
the image is in the directory indicated in the prefix. I will
download the new explode database script.
My date lists are now also working after the reinstallation.

When building a collection on another computer to be transferred to a
public server, what folders are necessary for the collection to work
on the server?

I have used the manual by John Rose, etc. on the exploding of ISIS
databases. It is very useful

On the collection's page there is the text "How to search the ....
collection." Where is this text
so that I could edit i?

Thanks for all the help.

>I have just added a "-records_per_folder" option to
>explode_metadata_database.pl. This puts the records from exploding a
>metadata database into multiple subdirectories, which means that the GLI
>should use less memory and edit the metadata more quickly.
>You can download this updated version from
>Let me know if you have any problems with the new functionality.

Mrs. Renate Morgenstern
P O Box 30664, Windhoek
Tel/Fax: 242124 (H); 2063869 (W)
University of Namibia Library
Head: Technical Services and Systems
Private Bag 13301, Windhoek, Namibia

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