Upgrade a Single-Node MariaDB Enterprise ColumnStore Deployment from 1.2 to 1.4 with MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 on SLES 12¶
These instructions detail the upgrade from MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 to MariaDB Enterprise ColumnStore 1.4 with MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 in a Single-node ColumnStore Deployment configuration.
In this upgrade process, the system is upgraded from MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2, which is bundled with a patched version of MariaDB Server, to MariaDB Enterprise ColumnStore 1.4, which integrates with MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 as a storage engine plugin.
When MariaDB ColumnStore is upgraded, the old version must be uninstalled and the new version installed. Additionally, the configuration of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 and earlier is not compatible with MariaDB Enterprise ColumnStore 1.4. System variables and plugins have been renamed, which requires that you edit your configuration files to the new standard in addition to upgrading your software.
Occasionally, issues can be encountered during upgrades. These issues can even potentially corrupt the database's data files, preventing you from easily reverting to the old installation. We strongly advise performing a backup prior to upgrading. If an issue is encountered during the upgrade, you can use the backup to restore your MariaDB ColumnStore database to the old version. If the upgrade finishes without issue, the backup can be deleted.
$ columnstoreBackup -zv 192.0.2.1 /data/backups/pm1
Confirm the successful completion of the backup operation.
Test the backup.
Additional information on
columnstoreBackup is available on the MariaDB Knowledge Base.
Uninstall Old Version¶
When upgrading MariaDB ColumnStore, ColumnStore plugins as well as the previous installation of MariaDB server must be uninstalled before attempting to install the new release.
Remove ColumnStore Plugins¶
MariaDB ColumnStore 1.4 includes several changes to the names of the plugins used by the storage engine. These changes make the plugin loads from MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 incompatible with a 1.4 installation. Before removing the previous installation, these plugins must be removed. Removing these plugins ensures that when the upgraded Server starts, it doesn't raise errors attempting to load plugins under their old names.
Connect to the Server through the ColumnStore 1.2 Client,
Execute the UNINSTALL PLUGIN to statement to remove the MariaDB ColumnStore plugins:
UNINSTALL PLUGIN infinidb; UNINSTALL PLUGIN columnstore_tables; UNINSTALL PLUGIN columnstore_columns; UNINSTALL PLUGIN columnstore_extents; UNINSTALL PLUGIN columnstore_files; UNINSTALL PLUGIN columnstore;
Before the old version can be uninstalled, stop the current MariaDB ColumnStore process.
Stop MariaDB ColumnStore with mcsadmin shutdownSystem:
$ mcsadmin shutdownSystem y
Uninstall via ZYpp (SLES)¶
Remove all MariaDB ColumnStore packages with the following command:
$ sudo zypper remove "mariadb-columnstore-*"
Note that a wildcard character used in the command to ensure that all MariaDB ColumnStore packages are uninstalled. Confirm that this wildcard does not unintentionally refer to any of your custom applications.
Verify that all MariaDB ColumnStore packages are uninstalled with the following command:
$ rpm --query --all | grep -i -E "mariadb-columnstore"
Note that the command should not return any results. If it does, remove the remaining packages individually.
Systems hosting ColumnStore Instances require some additional configuration prior to installation.
Optimizing Linux Kernel Parameters¶
MariaDB ColumnStore performs best when certain Linux kernel parameters are optimized.
Set the relevant kernel parameters in a sysctl configuration file. For proper change management, it is recommended to set them in a ColumnStore-specific configuration file.
For example, create a
/etc/sysctl.d/90-mariadb-columnstore.conffile with the following contents:
# Increase the TCP max buffer size net.core.rmem_max = 16777216 net.core.wmem_max = 16777216 # Increase the TCP buffer limits # min, default, and max number of bytes to use net.ipv4.tcp_rmem = 4096 87380 16777216 net.ipv4.tcp_wmem = 4096 65536 16777216 # don't cache ssthresh from previous connection net.ipv4.tcp_no_metrics_save = 1 # for 1 GigE, increase this to 2500 # for 10 GigE, increase this to 30000 net.core.netdev_max_backlog = 2500 # optimize Linux to cache directories and inodes vm.vfs_cache_pressure = 10 # minimize swapping vm.swappiness = 10
Set the same kernel parameters at runtime using the
$ sudo sysctl --load=/etc/sysctl.d/90-mariadb-columnstore.conf
Linux Security Module Considerations¶
It is recommended to disable the system's Linux Security Module (LSM) on each node during installation to avoid confusion and potential problems. The specific steps to disable the security module will depend on the platform.
In the Configuring the Linux Security Module section, we will configure the security module and restart it.
Disabling the Linux Security Module with SELinux (RHEL/CentOS/SLES)¶
Prior to installing MariaDB Columnstore, it is necessary to set SELinux to permissive mode:
Set SELinux to permissive mode by setting
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system. # SELINUX= can take one of these three values: # enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced. # permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing. # disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded. SELINUX=permissive # SELINUXTYPE= can take one of three values: # targeted - Targeted processes are protected, # minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected. # mls - Multi Level Security protection. SELINUXTYPE=targeted
Reboot the system.
Confirm that SELinux is in permissive mode using
$ sudo getenforce
When using MariaDB ColumnStore, it is recommended to set the system's locale to UTF-8.
Set the system's locale to
$ sudo localedef -i en_US -f UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
MariaDB Corporation provides a ZYpp package repository for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.
MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 does not require additional software to operate as an analytics database with MariaDB ColumnStore.
Install via ZYpp (SLES)¶
Retrieve your Customer Download Token at https://customers.mariadb.com/downloads/token/ and substitute for
customer_download_tokenin the following directions.
Configure the ZYpp package repository.
To configure ZYpp package repositories:
$ sudo zypper install wget $ wget https://dlm.mariadb.com/enterprise-release-helpers/mariadb_es_repo_setup $ echo "957bc29576e8fd320fa18e35fa49b5733f3c8eeb4ca06792fb1f05e089c810ff mariadb_es_repo_setup" \ | sha256sum -c - $ chmod +x mariadb_es_repo_setup $ sudo ./mariadb_es_repo_setup --token="customer_download_token" --apply \ --mariadb-server-version="10.4"
Install MariaDB ColumnStore and package dependencies:
$ sudo zypper install MariaDB-server \ MariaDB-columnstore-platform MariaDB-columnstore-engine
Install some optional dependencies for ColumnStore:
$ sudo zypper install jemalloc
jemallocis not required, but it improves performance.
Configure MariaDB ColumnStore.
Installation only loads MariaDB ColumnStore to the system. MariaDB ColumnStore may require configuration and additional post-installation steps before the database server is ready for use.
MariaDB ColumnStore 1.4 updates the prefix used in system variables. The
infinidb_ prefix used in MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 has been replaced with the
MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 configuration files are not compatible with MariaDB ColumnStore 1.4.
MariaDB Enterprise Server can be configured in the following ways:
If a system variable supports dynamic changes, then it can be set on-the-fly using the SET statement.
MariaDB's packages include several bundled configuration files. It is also possible to create custom configuration files.
On RHEL, CentOS, and SLES, MariaDB's packages bundle the following configuration files:
And on RHEL, CentOS, and SLES, custom configuration files from the following directories are read by default:
Renamed Server Configuration¶
For platforms that use YUM or ZYpp as a package manager:
MariaDB Community Server's packages bundle several configuration files:
If your version of any of these configuration files contained any custom edits, then the package manager may save your edited version with the
.rpmsave extension during the upgrade process. If you want to continue using your version with the custom edits, then you may need to move it back. For example, to move
server.cnf back in place:
$ sudo mv /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf.original $ sudo mv /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf.rpmsave /etc/my.cnf.d/server.cnf
Choose a configuration file in which to configure your system variables and options.
It not recommended to make custom changes to one of the bundled configuration files. Instead, it is recommended to create a custom configuration file in one of the included directories. Configuration files in included directories are read in alphabetical order. If you want your custom configuration file to override the bundled configuration files, then it is a good idea to prefix the custom configuration file's name with a string that will be sorted last, such as
On RHEL, CentOS, and SLES, a good custom configuration file would be:
Set your system variables and options in the configuration file.
They need to be set in a group that will be read by mariadbd, such as
[mariadb] log_error = mariadbd.err
Cross Engine Joins¶
When a cross engine join is executed, the ExeMgr process connects to the server using the
root user with no password by default. MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 will reject this login attempt by default. If you plan to use Cross Engine Joins, you need to configure ColumnStore to use a different user account and password.
Configure the Cross Engine Join credentials in the
The credentials are set in the modifying the child elements of the
For example, to configure ColumnStore to use the
cross_engineuser account to connect to the server at
<CrossEngineSupport> <Host>127.0.0.1</Host> <Port>3306</Port> <User>cross_engine</User> <Password>cross_engine_passwd</Password> </CrossEngineSupport>
Columnstore.xmlis dangerous and can have unexpected results. Do not edit this configuration unless you specifically need support for Cross Engine Joins.
firstname.lastname@example.org account needs to be created on the server after it has been started. This step is described in the Create the Cross Engine Join User section.
S3 Storage Manager¶
MariaDB ColumnStore supports using S3-compatible storage. If you want to use S3-compatible storage, then you need to configure it.
[ObjectStorage] … service = S3 … [S3] bucket = your_columnstore_bucket_name endpoint = your_s3_endpoint aws_access_key_id = your_s3_access_key_id aws_secret_access_key = your_s3_secret_key [Cache] cache_size = your_local_cache_size path = your_local_cache_path
The default local cache size is 2 GB.
The default local cache path is
Ensure that the local cache path has sufficient store space to store the local cache.
MariaDB Enterprise Server with MariaDB ColumnStore 1.4 uses a different directory structure from MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2. In order to restore your data, you need to reconfigure the Server to use the 1.2 directory locations.
Stop the Server¶
Packages managers may start the service for MariaDB Enterprise Server during installation. When the Server operates as a ColumnStore Instance, it uses a separate conflicting service.
Stop the service:
$ sudo systemctl stop mariadb
Disable the service, so that it does not start up automatically:
$ sudo systemctl disable mariadb
Restoring Server Data¶
In MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2, MariaDB Server writes ColumnStore data to DBRoots and data from all other storage engines in a non-standard data directory located in root installations at
/usr/local/mariadb/columnstore/mysql/db/. To restore the Server data from the 1.2 to the MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4 installation, you need to move the old data directory to the new location.
On each MariaDB Enterprise Server, move the default data directory to an alternate location:
$ sudo mv /var/lib/mysql /var/lib/mysql_default
Move the data directory from MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 to the new location:
$ sudo mv /usr/local/mariadb/columnstore/mysql/db /var/lib/mysql
Restoring ColumnStore Data¶
In MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2, DBRoot files are located in the ColumnStore home directory. The convention for the file names is
Identify the local DBRoots:
$ sudo ls /usr/local/mariadb/columnstore | grep "data[0-9]+" data1
For each DBRoot, move it from the directory used by the ColumnStore 1.2 installation to the one used by the ColumnStore 1.4 installation:
$ sudo mv /usr/local/mariadb/columnstore/data1 /var/lib/columnstore/data1
Installing the MariaDB Enterprise Server and MariaDB ColumnStore packages provides you with necessary packages to run the Server as a ColumnStore Instance, but only configures the Server as a Server. A few additional steps are needed to configure the MariaDB ColumnStore storage back-end.
Update the Bash Profile¶
MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 shipped with a
columnstoreAlias.sh script, which created a series of aliases for various commands.
Remove reference to this file from your
.bash_profile and any copies in
/etc/profile.d/ to ensure that the commands below call the MariaDB ColumnStore 1.4 binaries in
/usr/bin and not the MariaDB ColumnStore 1.2 aliases.
Note, that to restore the environment variables, you will need to open a new shell after the above change.
columnstore-post-installscript to provision the system to host the storage back-end:
$ sudo columnstore-post-install
MariaDB ColumnStore provides a post-configuration script to configure the ColumnStore Instance.
Run the postConfigure script on the Server
$ sudo /usr/bin/postConfigure -qs
When prompted, select "single" for a single-node deployment.
When prompted, set the system name.
When prompted, select "internal" to store data on the local file system.
Once postConfigure has the information it needs, it starts MariaDB ColumnStore.
Restart the System¶
Use mcsadmin restartSystem to restart MariaDB ColumnStore to clear the cache:
$ sudo mcsadmin restartSystem y
Update the Data Directory¶
Execute mariadb-upgrade to update the data directory:
$ sudo mariadb-upgrade
Create the Cross Engine Join User¶
The credentials for cross engine joins were previously configured in the Cross Engine Joins section. The user account must also be created, and the user account must be granted the necessary privileges to access data.
Connect to the server using MariaDB Client using the
$ sudo mariadb
Create the user account with the CREATE USER statement:
CREATE USER 'cross_engine'@'127.0.0.1' IDENTIFIED BY "cross_engine_passwd";
Grant the user account
SELECTprivileges on all databases with the GRANT statement:
GRANT SELECT ON *.* TO 'cross_engine'@'127.0.0.1';
Configuring the Linux Security Module¶
If you stopped the Linux Security Module (LSM) on each node during installation, you can restart the module and configure it on each node.
The specific steps to configure the security module depend on the platform.
Configuring the Linux Security Module with SELinux (RHEL/CentOS/SLES)¶
After installation, SELinux can be properly configured to handle ColumnStore. This can be done while SELinux is still in permissive mode using the
To configure SELinux, you have to install the packages required for
On SLES, install the following:
$ sudo zypper install policycoreutils python3-policycoreutils
Allow the system to run under load for a while to generate SELinux audit events.
After the system has taken some load, generate an SELinux policy from the audit events using
$ sudo grep mysqld /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mariadb_local
If no audit events were found, then this will print the following:
$ sudo grep mysqld /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mariadb_local Nothing to do
If audit events were found, then the new SELinux policy can be loaded using
$ sudo semodule -i mariadb_local.pp
Set SELinux to enforcing mode by setting
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system. # SELINUX= can take one of these three values: # enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced. # permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing. # disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded. SELINUX=enforcing # SELINUXTYPE= can take one of three values: # targeted - Targeted processes are protected, # minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected. # mls - Multi Level Security protection. SELINUXTYPE=targeted
Reboot the system.
Confirm that SELinux is in enforcing mode using
$ sudo getenforce
MariaDB ColumnStore includes an administrative utility called mcsadmin, which you can use to start and stop the ColumnStore processes:
When you have MariaDB ColumnStore up and running, you should test it to ensure that it is in working order and that there were not any issues during startup.
Checking Server Status¶
Connect to the server using MariaDB Client using the
$ sudo mariadb Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MariaDB connection id is 38 Server version: 10.4.13-7-MariaDB-Enterprise MariaDB Enterprise Server Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others. Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement. MariaDB [(none)]>
Checking System Status¶
Execute the mcsadmin getSystemStatus command:
$ sudo mcsadmin getSystemStatus getsystemstatus Wed Jan 8 23:44:55 2020 System columnstore-1 System and Module statuses Component Status Last Status Change ------------ -------------------------- ------------------------ System ACTIVE Wed Jan 8 23:14:14 2020 Module pm1 ACTIVE Wed Jan 8 23:14:11 2020