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What I have to do for migration of my workspace from one GeoServer to another (from 15.2 on server#1 to 16.2 on server#2)? What I do: -replace directory tomcat/webapps/geoserver/data/my_workspace_dir -restarted tomcat. What I have had? this: -have had workspace in GUI geoserver -have had styles in GUI geoserver (but all are broken, when I opened them, they throw this: org.apache.wicket.WicketRuntimeException: Can't instantiate page using constructor 'public org.geoserver.wms.web.data.StyleEditPage(org.apache.wicket.request.mapper.parameter.PageParameters)' ... - no one source (DB) or layers from my workspace

What I have to do?

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You cannot move a single worskspace around by simple file copies, the unit that can be moved is the data directory.

You may want to try the backup/restore plugin, but mind, it's an unsupported community module, not sure it it will work or not: https://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/community/backuprestore/usagegui.html

  • so I have to replace a "clean" data directory from new geoserver (server#2) by data directory with my_workspace from "old" directory (from server#1)? – Tyomik_mnemonic Sep 30 at 7:09
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    Exactly. A copy of it preferably, keep a backup of it. – Andrea Aime Sep 30 at 7:40

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