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Project BwN DM 1.1, Deliverable 2009


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NOTE: This protocol currently applies only to the OpenEarth administrators at Deltares. In the near future outsiders can also put netCDF data files on the OpenEarth opendap server.

How to put netCDF files on the OPeNDAP server of OpenEarth.

This protocol is will be a deliverable for the Building with Nature project DM 1.1

  • Verify whether the data are open, whether you are allowed to publish it on internet. (Keep a copy of the email or a hard-copy of the letter, avoid nasty discussions afterward).


  • Currently OpenEarth has employed two OPeNDAP servers:
    1) production server:
    2) test/acceptation/fall-back server:
    Always try the data first on the dtvirt5 (test functiefunction), and only on the real production server afterwards. If the data assessed as OK, do put the data on both servers, also on the dtvirt5 (fall-back function). If you are going to make changes to the OPeNDAP server isself, please test this first successfully on the dtvirt5, before installing/employing this on the production OPeNDAP server (acceptation function).
  • Log in with your je Deltares username. Your password is known to you for the dtvirt5, and is your regular Deltares password for the productionserver. You can change your je passwords on the linux machines with command passwd.
  • Copy the netCDF files to the data directory: /drbd/
    opendap (samba-data/share) /data
  • The has a limited storage capacity. If your data works fine, put it on the and remove it from the dtvirt5. You can check teh size of datasets on both machine with the linux command du -h --max-depth=1.
  • If you made Google Earth *.kml/*.kmz files too, you can put them on the dtvirt5 too. The wiki links to the kml directory: /data/kml
    Please use the same directory structure again (organised per originator/copyright owner.