- First, install the necessary prerequisites: Docker and Git
- On Windows 10:
- On Mac OS:
- On Linux:
- Next, using Git, download (clone) the DSpace Angular UI codebase & move into that codebase directory
# Download the UI codebase git clone git@githubclone https://github.com:/DSpace/dspace-angular.git # Move into the created codebase directory cd dspace-angular
- Using the Docker instructions in that codebase, start up both the DSpace 7 REST API and Angular UI via Docker
First, pull down the latest version of the Docker images:
docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose.yml pull
Optionally, you can choose to locally rebuild the Angular UI (This is only needed, if you want to try out local changes/customizations to that Angular UI. Otherwise, if you just want to run the default Angular UI, you can skip this step entirely.):
docker-compose -f docker/docker-compose.yml build
Finally, start up both the Angular UI and REST API via Docker:
docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml up -d
If you'd like to monitor the startup process, you can "tail" the logs using "logs -f":
docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml logs -f
- If anything goes wrong, occasionally a simple restart of the images will resolve it. Just do a "down" followed by an "up -d" again:
# Shut down everything docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml down # Restart everything docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml up -d
- At this point, you should be able to see a completely empty DSpace 7 site. You may now choose to either add test/demo content (see step #5 below) and/or add an initial Administrator account (see step #6 below).
- Next, optionally, you can add test data to your Docker instance. We have two sets of test data available depending on what you want to test out. CHOOSE ONE.
[Option #1: Use AIP test data] We have a set of AIP (Archival Information Package) data which was exported from a DSpace 6.x instance. This test data is good to get a quick feel for the changes in DSpace 7 compared to DSpace 6. It's also the easiest to quickly import as we have an ingest script written for Docker using the "dspace-cli" container. Just run:
# If you don't have an Admin created with the email "firstname.lastname@example.org", create it. The AIP ingest runs as that user by default. docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/cli.yml run --rm dspace-cli create-administrator -e email@example.com -f admin -l user -p admin -c en # This second command will import a batch of test/sample AIPs (see "cli.ingest.yml" for more info) docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/cli.yml -f ./docker/cli.ingest.yml run --rm dspace-cli
- [Option #2: Use a database dump of Entities test data] Alternatively, if you'd like to instead test the new Configurable Entities features, we have a separate database dump which provides Entity test data. (This test data is not yet available in AIP format). Here's how you'd switch your Docker instance to using the Configurable Entities test data
First, you unfortunately need to completely shut down any running volumes and remove them. We will be replacing them with a database dump of Entity test data.
# Shut down the running containers docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml down # Remove any existing volumes docker volume rm $(docker volume ls -q)
Now, let's recreate those containers with the Configurable Entities test data included:
# NOTE: the `db.entities.yml` here will startup a database image with Entities test data included (from a database dump) docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml -f docker/db.entities.yml up -d # Once started, also load up the Entities test "assetstore" (files) & trigger a reindex docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/cli.yml -f docker/cli.assetstore.yml run --rm dspace-cli
Finally, in order to have an initial login, let's create an initial Administrator account using the "dspace-cli" container:
# This example creates an Admin user with email "firstname.lastname@example.org" and password "admin". # (You may have already created this user above, before loading AIP test data. If so, you can skip this) docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/cli.yml run --rm dspace-cli create-administrator -e email@example.com -f admin -l user -p admin -c en
- After a few minutes, you should have a full local installation of DSpace 7 Preview (with test data).
- Objects/Pages of interest (within the test data):
- Journal Example represents a journal with journal volumes, issues and articles, as detailed in the Configurable Entities Design.
- Publications Example contains publications which contain a combination of plain-text authors and related author entities. It also contains relations to Research Projects and Organizational Units, as detailed in the Configurable Entities design. Navigating to e.g. a Person will reveal their relations to Publications, Research Projects and Organizational Units.
- Submission/Workflow functionality can be tested using one of the collections in this community where the workflow is enabled. You can use the accounts mentioned above to perform the submission and workflow steps. The admin account can perform the submission and all workflow steps as well.
- Once logged in, MyDSpace functionality is found in the user menu (upper right). Submissions can be started from that page, or via the "New → Item" admin menu (if logged in as an Admin).
Once you are done testing, you can stop Docker and clean up the data (deleting the volumes).
# Shut down the running containers docker-compose -p d7 -f docker/docker-compose.yml -f docker/docker-compose-rest.yml down # Remove all volumes, images, etc (This removes all the existing data and images) docker system prune --volumes