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I have created a map in geoserver Im am using geoserver 2.5.1 with the intergrated geowebcache.

The map seems to be working fine and the seeding also seems to be working fine provided I don't use a bounding box for some strange reason. But also want it to cache on the fly as well so I can seed the main sections of the map that would be used and have on the fly caching in the areas that arn't being used as much.

Am I mistaken in thinking that it saves those certain tiles like the seeding does or does it do it virtually or save in a temp tile folder and then goes away instantly tht person either closes the map program.

I have set everything that I could set but for some reason on the fly caching does not seem to work.

Am i missing something in the settings? Or am misunder standing something with regards to it as in the geoserver documention states that it can combine both on the fly caching as well as seeding the layers.

  • The integrated "Tile layers" are seeded on the fly only if the client is making WMS requests which suit perfectly with the tile grid. That means in practice that the client is an OpenLayers/Leaflet application or WMS-C capable client like uDig. Request from normal WMS clients are passed on. I remember there was a problem with seeding with BBOX if Zoom Start level was not 0. How it was for you? – user30184 Sep 10 '14 at 10:34
  • I am using openlayers to show the entire map with layers. I usually put the zoom level at 1 but ocasionaly I move to it either 4 or 5 cause the other zoom levels aren't really needed.I have tried everything to set the tiles to cache on the fly. Is it not suppose to go in the same folder as the tiles that is seeded? – Ravyn Sep 10 '14 at 12:10
  • You have "Enable direct integration with GeoServer WMS" checked from Caching defaults? – user30184 Sep 10 '14 at 12:19
  • yes I do. I also have Automatically configure a geowebcache layer for each new layer or layer group.The grid set all to ESPG 3857 – Ravyn Sep 10 '14 at 12:37
  • If you have your own client try to use WMS from direct gwc address and check if it is changing anything: localhost:8080/geoserver/gwc/service/wms? I believe there is something wrong with the layer preview and accessing tiles through geoserver/wms or geoserver/workspace/wms. – user30184 Sep 10 '14 at 12:46

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