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By default, GEE Portable stores cut globes in the Apache Document root of the GEE Server at /opt/google/gehttpd/htdocs/cutter/globes. However, you can move the portable globes folder to a custom location. You might want to do this, for example, if this path is within a volume with limited storage space and you have space available in a separate volume.

Before you begin

  • Install and configure GEE Server on the machine that will support users who create portable globes.
  • Identify the path to your globes folder. This can be the same mount point for external storage of source data or the GEE Server Publish Root.
  • Gain access to an account with root-level privileges.

To create a custom globes folder:

  1. Make sure that no globe cutting operations are in progress. Creating a custom folder makes modifications directly to the folder where portable globes are hosted and can interfere with any ongoing globe cutting operations.

  2. Stop the GEE Server service:

    sudo /etc/init.d/geserver stop
  3. Use either of the methods below to set up your custom folder:

    • Create a new folder:

      mkdir /gevol/src/globes
    • Move the original folder to a storage volume:

      mv /opt/google/gehttpd/htdocs/cutter/globes /gevol/src/globes
  4. Create a symbolic link from the custom folder to the original folder location:

    ln -sf /gevol/src/globes /opt/google/gehttpd/htdocs/cutter/globes
  5. Change ownership of the custom folder to geapacheuser:gegroup and change permissions to 755 (rwxr-wr-w):

    chown -R geapacheuser:gegroup /gevol/src/globes
    chmod -R 755 /gevol/src/globes
  6. Start the GEE Server service.

  7. To test that globe cutting works, load the GEE Globe Cutting web page and either create a new portable globe or test with an existing globe. If you have an existing globe, click List globes and maps directory in the GEE Globe Cutting web page and make sure that your globe appears there.