I am trying to import raster data from PostGIS to GeoServer.

I follow the instructions given on this link.


I used the gdal_retile to make tiles of my GTiff imagery. I configured xml files and placed them at desire place. Then I used the DDL generation utility which create 4 SQL scripts file, then I ran the SQL scripts. But when I start importing the image tiles, 61 tiles got inserted then an error comes "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError".

There is change in the error... I am attaching the screenshot, please have a look.

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When you import using the java -jar ... command you can add parameters to control how much memory will be given to the JVM running that program. Try the following:

java -jar -Xms512m -Xmx512m ...

If that doesn't work, increase both numbers to 1024 or 2048.

  • Its not working.... not even after increasing the no. to 1024 or 2048 May 8, 2013 at 17:54
  • Can you paste the full error you are getting?
    – cherouvim
    May 8, 2013 at 19:50

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