DSpace Installation

This article is from the DSpace Official Documentation.Hope you also Like It…….


This method gets you up and running with DSpace quickly and easily. It is identical in both the Default Release and

Source Release distributions.

1. Create the DSpace user. This needs to be the same user that Tomcat (or Jetty etc) will run as. e.g. as root run:

useradd -m dspace

2. Download the latest DSpace release [http://sourceforge.net/projects/dspace/] and unpack it. Although there are two

available releases (dspace-1.x-release.zip and dspace-1.x-src-release.zip), you only need to

choose one. If you want a copy of all underlying Java source code, you should download the dspace-1.x-srcrelease.

zip release.

unzip dspace-1.x-release.zip

For ease of reference, we will refer to the location of this unzipped version of the DSpace release as [dspacesource]

in the remainder of these instructions.

3. Database Setup

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Open Source for Academics

After a long time I have forced myself successfully to write the blogs again……To be very frank for a long time I have been searching and doing some work on open source for Educational system…..This has first lead me to study the NAAH rules which is the Indian Government Body to give ranks to the Indian Universities. After reading that I realized that their is a huge scope of the open source to be included in the Indian Universities from open archiving Server to ILS to LMS to SSO to Office productivity their is everything that can be officially need to be included in the Indian Educational System…..After carrying out some of open source project for my university i have realized that scope for volunteer work is huge what you need to do is to approach the right official guys and gain their confidence….and once you have done that files flow like a ROCKET in th higher Administration…..After facing a lot of frustration while try to incorporate open source in my Ex. School this is something really motivating for me and one thing for sure I will definitely do this in my school one day when I have……… because failing to do something and frustration is really the motivation me to do that ……

Must Read……

Once upon a time there was a software engineer who used to develop programs on his Pentium machine, sitting under a tree on the banks of a river. He used to earn his bread by selling those programs in the Sunday market.

One day, while he was working, his machine tumbled off the table and fell in the river. Encouraged by the Panchatantra story of his childhood
( the woodcutter and the axe )
He started praying to the River Goddess. The River Goddess wanted to test him and so appeared only after one month of rigorous prayers. The engineer told her that he had lost his computer in the river.
As usual, the Goddess wanted to test his honesty. She showed him a match box and asked, ‘
Is this your computer ?
‘ Disappointed by the Goddess’ lack of computer awareness, the engineer replied, ‘ No.’
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Safe Orkuting

1.Try to use Mozilla Firefox or opera or Apple safari as they have very few security vulnerability as compared to the Internet Explorer 7, which is full of well known security vulnerability. Although I have never tried Internet Explorer 8.

2.Never download or activate the grease monkey extension in Mozilla Firefox while orkuting because it may run malicious Java script without your permission leading to your private data export to the hacker.

3.Never click on malicious link or catchy photos from inside your Orkut windows as they lead to almost most of the Orkut hacks.

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DSpace Redeployment

Redeployment of the DSpace Server

Read this blog if you want to upgrade DSpace from Lower Version to Higher.

1.Current Version running at the University Resource Center is Dspace-1.4.1

2.Current Available Version Dspace-1.4.1.

3.Roadmap :

1.First of all take the backup of the URC Server
2.Restore the that data on another system.
3.Upgrade the version to 1.5.2 on that computer.
4.Testing the system after up gradation
5.Testing in Real Environment

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