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Database storage configuration

This page explains how to configure JSpider with MKSearch to use MySQL or PostgreSQL to store index triple statements. It also explains how to configure the servlet context to query the database store.

The configuration parameter names for database storage are common to JSpider indexing and servlet configuration, as follows.

Accepted values: mysql or pgsql for MySQL or PostgreSQL respectively.
The name of the database that will be used to store the indexed triple statements and submit queries.
A database user name that corresponds with the named database.
The database password that corresponds with the relevant user name.

JDBC drivers for MySQL and PostgreSQL

The JDBC driver for the relevant database must be available to the Java Virtual Machine at runtime. The drivers for MySQL and PostgreSQL are included in the MKSearch $mk_home/lib-opt directory:

  • mysql-connector-java-3.1.11-bin.jar
  • postgresql-8.0-311.jdbc3.jar

JSpider classpath setting

To use database storage for JSpider indexing, add the database driver to the relevant script in the $mk_home/bin directory, e.g. below:

java -cp $mk_home/lib-opt/mysql-connector-java-3.1.11-bin.jar:$mk_home/lib/jspider.jar:$mk_home/lib/gnu-jaxp.jar:$mk_home/lib/sesame.jar:$mk_home/lib/jtidy.jar:$mk_home/dist/mksearch.jar:$mk_home/lib-opt/commons-logging.jar -Djspider.home=$mk_home net.javacoding.jspider.JSpider $1 $2

JDBC drivers for Tomcat

To build the relevant JDBC driver into the MKSearch WAR file, place a copy of the JAR file in the Web application library directory at: $mk_home/src/app/WEB-INF/lib

Re-build the WAR using the instructions in Tomcat on FC4.

JSpider database storage configuration

A sample database configuration is included at $mk_home/conf/rdfstoredb that targets a PostgreSQL database called mksearch_test.

Database store manager class

The StoreManager type that handles database storage is, which is configured with the following line:

Database configuration parameters

JSpider plugin configuration parameters are prefixed plugin.config., followed by the database parameter name, as below:



This document was last modified by Philip Shaw on 2006-01-10 08:19:14
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