5.4. Replicating Data Into an Existing Dataservice

If you have an existing dataservice, data can be replicated from a standalone MySQL server into the service. The replication is configured by creating a service that reads from the standalone MySQL server and writes into the Primary of the target dataservice. By writing this way, changes are replicated to the Primary and Replica in the new deployment.

Additionally, using a replicator that writes data into an existing data service can be used when migrating from an existing service into a new Tungsten Cluster service.

Figure 5.2. Topologies: Replicating into a Dataservice

Topologies: Replicating into a Dataservice

In order to configure this deployment, there are two steps:

  1. Create a new replicator that reads this data and writes the replicated data into the Primary of the destination dataservice.

  2. Create a new replicator that reads the binary logs directly from the external MySQL service through the Primary of the destination dataservice

There are also the following requirements:

  • The host on which you want to replicate to must have Tungsten Replicator 5.3.0 or later.

  • Hosts on both the replicator and cluster must be able to communicate with each other.

  • The replication user on the source host must have the RELOAD, REPLICATION SLAVE, and REPLICATION CLIENT GRANT privileges.

  • Replicator must be able to connect as the tungsten user to the databases within the cluster.

Install the Tungsten Replicator package (see Section 2.1.2, “Using the RPM package files”), or download the compressed tarball and unpack it on host1:

shell> cd /opt/replicator/software
shell> tar zxf tungsten-replicator-7.0.3-141.tar.gz

Change to the Tungsten Replicator staging directory:

shell> cd tungsten-replicator-7.0.3-141

Configure the replicator on host1

First we configure the defaults and a cluster alias that points to the Primaries and Replicas within the current Tungsten Cluster service that you are replicating from:

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shell> ./tools/tpm configure defaults \
    --install-directory=/opt/replicator \
    --rmi-port=10002 \
    --user=tungsten \
    --replication-user=tungsten \
    --replication-password=secret \
    --skip-validation-check=MySQLNoMySQLReplicationCheck \
    --rest-api-admin-user=apiuser \

shell> ./tools/tpm configure beta \
    --topology=direct \
    --master=host1 \
    --direct-datasource-host=host3 \
shell> vi /etc/tungsten/tungsten.ini


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This creates a configuration that specifies that the topology should read directly from the source host, host3, writing directly to host1. An alternative THL port is provided to ensure that the THL listener is not operating on the same network port as the original.

Now install the service, which will create the replicator reading direct from host3 into host1:

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.

Once the installation has been completed, you must update the position of the replicator so that it points to the correct position within the source database to prevent errors during replication. If the replication is being created as part of a migration process, determine the position of the binary log from the external replicator service used when the backup was taken. For example:

mysql> show master status;
*************************** 1. row ***************************
            File: mysql-bin.000026
        Position: 1311
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

Use dsctl set to update the replicator position to point to the Primary log position:

shell> /opt/replicator/tungsten/tungsten-replicator/bin/dsctl -service beta set \
    -reset -seqno 0 -epoch 0 \
    -source-id host3 -event-id mysql-bin.000026:1311

Now start the replicator:

shell> /opt/replicator/tungsten/tungsten-replicator/bin/replicator start

Replication status should be checked by explicitly using the servicename and/or RMI port:

shell> /opt/replicator/tungsten/tungsten-replicator/bin/trepctl -service beta status
Processing status command...
NAME                     VALUE
----                     -----
appliedLastEventId     : mysql-bin.000026:0000000000001311;1252
appliedLastSeqno       : 5
appliedLatency         : 0.748
channels               : 1
clusterName            : beta
currentEventId         : mysql-bin.000026:0000000000001311
currentTimeMillis      : 1390410611881
dataServerHost         : host1
extensions             : 
host                   : host3
latestEpochNumber      : 1
masterConnectUri       : thl://host3:2112/
masterListenUri        : thl://host1:2113/
maximumStoredSeqNo     : 5
minimumStoredSeqNo     : 0
offlineRequests        : NONE
pendingError           : NONE
pendingErrorCode       : NONE
pendingErrorEventId    : NONE
pendingErrorSeqno      : -1
pendingExceptionMessage: NONE
pipelineSource         : jdbc:mysql:thin://host3:13306/
relativeLatency        : 8408.881
resourcePrecedence     : 99
rmiPort                : 10000
role                   : master
seqnoType              : java.lang.Long
serviceName            : beta
serviceType            : local
simpleServiceName      : beta
siteName               : default
sourceId               : host3
state                  : ONLINE
timeInStateSeconds     : 8408.21
transitioningTo        : 
uptimeSeconds          : 8409.88
useSSLConnection       : false
version                : Tungsten Replicator 7.0.3 build 141
Finished status command...