4.2.3. Install Amazon Redshift Applier

Replication into Redshift requires two separate replicator installations, one that extracts information from the source database, and a second that generates the CSV files, loads those files into S3 and then executes the statements on the Redshift database to import the CSV data and apply the transformations to build the final tables.

The two replication services can operate on the same machine, (See Section 5.3, “Deploying Multiple Replicators on a Single Host”) or they can be installed on two different machines.

Once you have completed the configuration of the Amazon Redshift database, you can configure and install the applier as described using the steps below.

  1. Before installing the applier, the following additions need adding to the extractor configuration. Apply the following parameter to the extractor configuration before installing the applier

    Add the following the /etc/tungsten/tungsten.ini

    ...Existing Replicator Config...
    shell> tpm update


    The above step is only applicable for standalone extractors. If you are configuring replications from an existing Tungsten Cluster (Cluster-Extractor), follow the steps outlined here to ensure the cluster is configured correctly: Section 3.4.1, “Prepare: Replicating Data Out of a Cluster”

  2. The applier can now be configured. Unpack the Tungsten Replicator distribution in staging directory:

    shell> tar zxf tungsten-replicator-7.0.3-141.tar.gz
  3. Change into the staging directory:

    shell> cd tungsten-replicator-7.0.3-141
  4. Configure the installation using tpm:

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    Show INI

    shell> ./tools/tpm configure defaults \
        --reset \
        --user=tungsten \
        --install-directory=/opt/continuent \
        --profile-script=~/.bash_profile \
        --rest-api-admin-user=apiuser \
    shell> ./tools/tpm configure alpha \
        --topology=master-slave \
        --master=sourcehost \
        --members=localhost \
        --datasource-type=redshift \
        --replication-host=redshift.us-east-1.redshift.amazonaws.com \
        --replication-user=awsRedshiftUser \
        --replication-password=awsRedshiftPass \
        --redshift-dbname=dev \
        --batch-enabled=true \
        --batch-load-template=redshift \
        --svc-applier-filters=dropstatementdata \
        --svc-applier-block-commit-interval=30s \
    shell> vi /etc/tungsten/tungsten.ini

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    Configuration group alpha

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  5. If your MySQL source is a Tungsten Cluster, ensure the additional steps below are also included in your applier configuration

    First, prepare the required filter configuration file as follows on the Redshift applier host(s) only:

    shell> mkdir -p /opt/continuent/share/
    shell> cp tungsten-replicator/support/filters-config/convertstringfrommysql.json /opt/continuent/share/

    Then, include the following parameters in the configuration

  6. Note

    If you plan to make full use of the REST API (which is enabled by default) you will need to also configure a username and password for API access. This must be done by specifying the following options in your configuration:


  7. Once the prerequisites and configuring of the installation has been completed, the software can be installed:

    shell> ./tools/tpm install

If the installation process fails, check the output of the /tmp/tungsten-configure.log file for more information about the root cause.

On the host that is loading data into Redshift, create the s3-config-servicename.json file and then copy that file into the share directory within the installed directory on that host. For example:

shell> cp s3-config-servicename.json /opt/continuent/share/

Now the services can be started:

shell> replicator start

Once the service is configured and running, the service can be monitored as normal using the trepctl command. See Section 4.2.6, “Management and Monitoring of Amazon Redshift Deployments” for more information.