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GBIF.ES Production infrastructure

This document tries to document the IT infrastructure of the Spanish Atlas accessible at

Our main infrastructure is hosted in the CSIC-IFCA datacenter.

You can get some similar inventories from (press Hamburger top menu > Make a copy > Edit the copy to your needs).


URL Component main page collectory biocache-hub biocache-service biocache-cli, cassandra, jenkins cassandra solr spatial, geoserver, layer-service regions species lists species species service logger images Auth CAS service demo site

Instances and components diagram

GBIF LA infra


Our custom branding is in this github repo.

Backup system

We do the backups using backuppc software. It's not secure to backup database directories where the databases are running. To avoid this, be use ninjabackup to backup our mysql and postgres databases periodically. Later backupppc backup the dumps stored by ninjabackup in /var/backups.

Some storage stats:


All our services are monitorized using icinga externally.

We also use mmonit internally to monitor that the basic services (ssh, apache2, tomcat, mysql, etc) are running correctly and restart then if not.

We use ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash/Filebeat & Kibana) for logs agregation, indexing, and analytics. We don't store the logs for more than a week. This is very useful for us to do bugs and error hunting.

We also use netdata to analyze metrics of resources usage and other data (CPU, RAM, disks, network, monit status, etc). Useful for tunning resources, diagnostic, etc.

We collect js errors in browser clients using sentry. This can be useful also for collect java exceptions & errors but ALA software should be patched for that.

Our servers are updated automatically via the debian package unattended-upgrades.

All this software is managed via ansible using an internal ansible extras repo (TODO: make this repo more generic and share it with other portals).

Demo & test site

We also maintain a demo test site in