Update the MaxMind GeoLite database

This article applies to Funnelback 15.22 and earlier.


This article describes how the MaxMind database used with Funnelback 15.22 and earlier can be updated to the latest version.

The MaxMind GeoLite database is used to infer a set of information from an IP address and is used in various parts of Funnelback such as to obtain the location information that is displayed in the search analytics.


Before you start: make sure you backup existing files before you make any changes.

For 15.22 and earlier if you wish to update the Maxmind database you can do the following:

  1. Grab the last GeoLiteCity.dat file from here: https://mirrors-cdn.liferay.com/geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.xz

  2. Copy it it into $SEARCH_HOME/share

the last update to the database was 27 March 2018. The v1 database is no longer maintained and that is the latest version available. The only way to get a more current database is to upgrade Funnelback to 15.24 or later.