It is possible to control much of the behaviour of NetarchiveSuite tools and applications using settings. Some settings need to be updated for a distributed system to work, others work best with their default settings.
Below, the basics of settings and default settings are described. For description of how to tailor the configurations to the applications, please refer to the Installation Manual.
All NetarchiveSuite applications are based on the same type of configuration: Keys can be mapped to values, and the mappings can be set either in a settings file written in XML, or on the command line. If no value is specified for a given configuration key, a default value is used.
The keys are defined in a hierarchy. When naming the keys, we separate the levels in a key with dots, for instance:
When describing the same keys in XML, we use the XML hierarchy:
Setting keys with multiple values
Some settings allow a list of values, rather than just one value. For instance:
It is only possible to specify multiple values using configuration files. This cannot be done on the command line.
If you specify more than one settings file, the first settings file to contain a value for the key specifies all values. Values from the settings files will not be merged.
As an example, consider the following two settings files:
The following command will give the value
The following command will give the values
The following command will give the values
The NetarchiveSuite package includes such XML setting files with default values for the settings that are used to initialize classes if they are not overwritten by separate settings files or on the command line (please refer to Installation Manual).
The NetarchiveSuite has five main levels under the top
All settings are defined within these five main levels.
The NetarchiveSuite package includes default values for most defined settings. These are defined in XML setting files that are used to initialize classes, one for each main level and one for each plug-in. (TODO: Name the exceptions)
The meaning of the different settings are documented in the javadoc of the associated setting classes as listed below.
In the common part of the settings, we have general purpose settings (e.g. settings.common.tmpDir, settings.common.http.port), and settings, that allow us to select plug-ins and their associated arguments (e.g. settings.common.!RemoteFile.class, settings.common.jms.broker, settings.common.arcrepositoryClient, and settings.common.indexClient.class).
Most default values for the common part can be found in dk/netarkivet/common/settings.xml and their documentation can be found in the javadoc of the related dk.netarkivet.common.CommonSettings.java class definition.
Futhermore, there are other dedicated common default values for specific plug-in classes defined in the following setting files. All of these are referred to as part of the common part, but are defined with the plug-in itself. Please see section #Plug-in Default Settings.
In the harvester part of the settings, we have settings configuring the harvesting process: scheduling, job splitting etc. Most of these settings are used by the scheduler in DefinitionsSiteSection of the GUIApplication
The default values for the harvester part can be found in dk/netarkivet/harvester/settings.xml and their documentation can be found in javadoc of the associated dk.netarkivet.harvester.HarvesterSettings.java class definition.
In the archive part of the settings, we have settings related to archive-access (e.g. certain timeouts, replicas and their credentials are defined here). Also behaviour of the !BitarchiveApplications is set here.
The default values for the archive part can be found in dk/netarkivet/archive/settings.xml and their documentation can be found in javadoc of the associated dk.netarkivet.archive.ArchiveSettings.java class definition.
In the monitor part of the settings, we have settings for the monitoring shown in the System State in the form of e.g. JMX user name and password and number of shown logged lines.
The default values for the monitor part can be found in dk/netarkivet/monitor/settings.xml and their documentation can be found in javadoc of the associated dk.netarkivet.monitor.MonitorSettings.java class definition.
Plug-in default settings
At the moment, the following plugins have associated default settings defined in the following classes, where their documentation can be found in the javadoc:
- EMailNotifications.java with defaults in dk.netarkivet.common.utils.EMailNotificationsSettings.xml.
- FTPRemoteFileSettings.xml with defaults in https://sbforge.org/svn/netarchivesuite/trunk/src/dk/netarkivet/common/distribute/FTPRemoteFileSettings.xml.
- HTTPRemoteFile.java with defaults in dk.netarkivet.common.distribute.HTTPSRemoteFileSettings.xml.
- HTTPSRemoteFile.java with defaults in https://sbforge.org/svn/netarchivesuite/trunk/src/dk/netarkivet/common/distribute/HTTPSRemoteFileSettings.xml
- JMSConnectionSunMQ.java with defaults in dk.netarkivet.common.distribute.JMSConnectionSunMQSettings.xml
- JMSArcRepositoryClient.java with defaults in dk.netarkivet.archive.arcrepository.distribute.JMSArcRepositoryClientSettings.xml
- IndexRequestClient.java with defaults indk.netarkivet.archive.indexserver.distribute.IndexRequestClientSettings.xml