SAC Service Status

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Infrastructure of OSGeo System Administration Committee (SAC)

For emergency plans see: SAC:Admin and Troubleshooting

Servers at OSL

Open Source Labs - 4 physical machines containing x virtual machines.

If VM hanging, see OSL for how to open a ticket with OSUOSL's support.

All SAC administrators have LDAP auth to the OSL Virtual Machines.

To ssh into a server using your LDAP account, you can do the following replacing your_osgeo_login with your OSGeo login and vmname with the vm name of the server at OSL.


When prompted for password, use your OSGeo Login password.

SAC:Primary Administrators also have ssh key access in case LDAP is down and that will also apply to the physical machines. Worst case scenario use the information on Open Source Labs to file a ticket (SAC members only). Direct connection to virtual machines is by appending it's vm alias to

osgeo 7

New server just came in as of June 2018. Intended to replace osgeo3 and whatever left on osgeo4. Configuration Details

Container setup of all the osgeo7 servers is located in

Running LXD 3 snap based container management -- currently at LXD version 3.12

Services currently on

  • new-secure -- SAC:LDAP used for ldap service (a rebuild of old now on Debian 9
  • Nextcloud - Ubuntu 18.04 LXD container for document sharing similar to dropbox/google drive - nextcloud-ubuntu.lxd - Nextcloud Setup
  • NGINX proxy - nginx.lxd - proxy that routes all http/https traffick for the other containers (can only be accessed via osgeo7 host)
  • Dronie Server - 1.0 server of runs in an LXD container details Dronie
  • Collabora - Ubuntu 18.04 LXD container for LibreOffice/MS Office online document editor currently used exclusively by Setup detailed in Nextcloud setup
  • old-projects -- this is the old migrated as a container, so more or less the same as it was before, with the exception that all the websites are now proxied thru the nginx container. Websites like on it are and
  • old-adhoc -- this is the old migrated as an lxd container. Used by osgeo-live for there test docs and by grass for earthquake, and mapserver for demo
  • download -- this is new home of, it's a debian 9 container (now locked down to only allow ssh key access / ldap auth) for ssh. It is running nginx instead of apache that the old ran. It does have webdav with single local htaccess account geotools for geotools bot use.
  • old-web --- the old (was on osgeo3) currently only housing for LDAP management. The rest will be moved shortly.


  • Mail

See Osgeo6 for full details

Backup (osgeo5)

  • Backup now runs on dedicated hardware
  • Provides Rsync backups of
  • Provides Bacula backups of various VMs.
  • See SAC:Backups for details.


osgeo4 is a real server managed by OSUOSL - can be access via (only people with their access keys installed can log in and doesn't allow password access) - password for tech_dev is in the secure container (on osgeo7) / access folder.

In August 2019 the server had new power supply put in and replacement disks. It was reformatted with Ubuntu 18.04.3 to serve as secondary LXD host to osgeo7 zfsutils-linux was installed so lxd can use zfs for storage.

Work is in process to make this a secondary LXD host.

It's makeup is as follows:

Item Settings
Disks 6 1.8 TB drives
Memory 48 GB
CPUs 8 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5540 @ 2.53GHz (8192kb cache)
lsblk -i
sda              8:0    0  1.8T  0 disk  
|-sda1           8:1    0  953M  0 part  
| `-md0          9:0    0  952M  0 raid1 /boot
`-sda2           8:2    0 46.6G  0 part  
  `-md1          9:1    0 46.5G  0 raid1 
	|-lvm-root 253:0    0 37.3G  0 lvm   /
	`-lvm-swap 253:1    0  7.5G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
sdb              8:16   0  1.8T  0 disk  
|-sdb1           8:17   0  953M  0 part  
| `-md0          9:0    0  952M  0 raid1 /boot
`-sdb2           8:18   0 46.6G  0 part  
  `-md1          9:1    0 46.5G  0 raid1 
	|-lvm-root 253:0    0 37.3G  0 lvm   /
	`-lvm-swap 253:1    0  7.5G  0 lvm   [SWAP]
sdc              8:32   0  1.8T  0 disk  
sdd              8:48   0  1.8T  0 disk  
sde              8:64   0  1.8T  0 disk  
sdf              8:80   0  1.8T  0 disk 
sdc,sdd,sde,sdf  form a zfs osgeo4_lxd partition (sdc,sdd) mirrors sde,sdf for total lxd capacity of 3.62 TB

Adhoc 2019-05-08 THIS VM has been migrated to osgeo7 as an LXD container old-adhoc

To access via ssh you should go thru -> old-adhoc.lxd It is accessible via and


osgeo3 is a real server managed by OSUOSL and running a virtualization solution (ganeti+kvm) to provide Virtual Machines which are the ones SAC can access and manage. SAC can _not_ access osgeo3 directly, but has to contact OSUOSL for that.

Each of the sections below represent a Virtual Machine and describes which services are running on it, and by which name they are reachable.


See OSGeo Wiki


  • Hosts SAC:LDAP services (
  • Has been replaced by new-secure LXD container residing on osgeo7.


  • See TracsvnVM for full details, and some notes on services running here


* Drupal instances for the main OSGeo web site and projects like MapGuide and FDO are hosted here (??). DEFUNCT- moved to wordpress on

See Infrastructure Transition Plan 2010#Final_Plan for full details. * Infrastructure Transition Plan 2010#osgeo3_.26_osgeo4 * Lots of config information in the Migration Documentation.


  • Template VM used when creating new VMs.
  • Not normally running - make a special request to OSL to start it up.



Moved 5/5/2019 to osgeo7 This server was rebuilt as a debian 9 with nginx and is now housed as an lxd container - download.lxd on osgeo7 server. It requires ssh key access so only LDAP users with ssh keys installed can connect to it.

Cloud Hosted Servers and other external under SAC Control

osgeo funtoo

For lxd experimentation it's an lxd container running other lxd containers and provided by

OSGeo Funtoo

LXDs currently running

LimeSurvey -this may be in future migrated to osgeo7

(Cloud hosted server on OSUOSL hardware (not ours) )

  • Debian 9.3 4GB server, host name: require ssh key to log in.
  • Hosts wordpress sites,,,
  • Setup details on Web18a setup

  • -p 2222 is an LXD Debian 10 8GB RAM
  • Currenlty running two lxd containers:
   debbie:,, (jenkins build bot) - runs docker and serves as a 1.0 agent for

QGIS off OSGeo

Services on separated machines rented and managed by the QGIS project at hetzner

  • website including documentation
  • website building, documentation building, debian/ubuntu nightlies,
  • redmine

Historical servers (not more in use)

- Telascience Blades (Historical)