Metadata Configuration

Metadata configuration #

In order to carry out a fault-tolerant distributed replication, Arcion Replicant needs to maintain a number of metadata tables of its own. Replicant uses the metadata configuration file to handle metadata-related operations.

Metadata location #

Usually, the metadata configuration file specifies a separate database where Replicant will store all metadata tables. You can also choose not to specify a metadata configuration file. In that case, if the target database is a data warehouse, such as Databricks and Snowflake, then Replicant will use SQLite to store metadata tables. For more information on how to specify the metadata configuration file to Replicant, see Run Replicant with metadata configuration.

The metadata configuration file #

type #

The type of the metadata database. For example, MYSQL, SQLITE.

connection #

The connection configuration of the metadata database. Replicant uses these connection parameters to connect to the metadata database. For more information about the connection parameters, see Sample metadata configuration.

ddl-connection [v21.05.04.4] #


For specifying the configurations parameters for the connections to be used specially for DDL operations. You can configure all the connection configuration parameters above for DDL connections.

catalog #

The catalog Replicant would use for storing metadata.

schema #

The schema Replicant would use for storing metadata.

Sample metadata configuration #

You can find some sample metadata configuration files inside the conf/metadata directory of your Arcion self-hosted download. Below is a sample for MySQL as the metadata database:

type: MYSQL

  host: localhost
  port: 53585
  username: 'replicant'
  password: 'Replicant#123'
  max-connections: 30

catalog: io_replicate

Run Replicant with metadata configuration #

To specify your metadata configuration file to Replicant, run Replicant with the --metadata argument and give it the full path to your configuration file. For example:

./bin/replicant full conf/conn/source_database_name.yaml \
conf/conn/target_database_name.yaml \
--extractor conf/src/source_database_name.yaml \
--applier conf/dst/target_database_name.yaml \
--metadata conf/metadata/database_name.yaml \