I tried to upload a zipped shapefile to GeoServer using CURL.

curl -v -u username:password -XPUT -H "Content-type: application/zip" --data-binary @D:\curl\bin\roads.zip https://DOMAIN/geoserver/rest/workspaces/geonode/datastores/my_geonode_data/file.shp

This above command works fine.

But I can't seem to upload a GeoJSON file to GeoServer.

 curl -v -u username:password -XPUT -H "Content-type: application/json" --data-binary @D:\curl\bin\countries.geojson https://DOMAIN/geoserver/rest/workspaces/geonode/datastores/my_geonode_data/featuretypes

I am attaching the error in geoserver.log. But the GeoJSON is not uploaded. I can't see it in the uploaded layers. Am I correct in the CURL command? Is the endpoint (URL address) okay?

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By default GeoServer doesn't support GeoJSON as a storage format because it is a text format with no indexing.

It would be possible for an expert to add the GeoTools gt-geojsondatastore module to GeoServer to add this support but it would be very unwise for a production service as that jar is currently unsupported and it would be very slow.

You should convert your data to a better format such as a PostGIS data base or GeoPackage and upload that instead.

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