Microsoft SQL Server

Source Microsoft SQL Server #

The extracted replicant-cli will be referred to as the $REPLICANT_HOME directory in the proceeding steps.

I. Set up Replicant Windows Agent #

To intsall and set up Replicant Windows Agent, please follow the instructions in Windows Agent Installation.

II. Check Permissions #

You need to verify that the necessary permissions are in place on source SQL Server in order to perform replication. To know about the permissions, see SQL Server User Permissions # .

III. Set up Connection Configuration #

  1. From $REPLICANT_HOME, navigate to the sample connection configuration file:

    vi conf/conn/sqlserver.yaml
  2. Make the necessary changes as follows:

    type: SQLSERVER
    host: localhost
    port: 1433
    username: 'replicant' # username to connect to the server
    #username: 'domain\replicant' # use this format for NTLM authentication
    password: 'Replicant#123'
    database: 'tpcc'
    #auth-type: [NATIVE, NTLM]
    max-connections: 30 #maximum number of connections Replicant would use to fetch data from source.
    #log-path: /home/shared/transactions/
    #  enable: true
    #  hostname-verification: false
    • auth-type: Authentication protocol will default to NATIVE if you don’t specify the auth-type parameter. In case of NLTM as the auth-type, you’ll have to provide the username in <domain>\<user> format.

    • Replicant supports consuming username and password configurations from a credentials store rather than having users specify them in plain text config file. Instead of specifying username and password as above, you can keep them in a keystore and provide its details in the config file like below:

        type: PKCS12 | JKS | JCEKS
          path: # path to your keystore file
          key-prefix: # prefix of the keystore entry
          password: # optional, keystore password
      • You should create entries in the credential store for username and password configs using a prefix and specify the prefix here. For example, you can create keystore entries with aliases sqlserver_username and sqlserver_password. You can then specify the prefix here as sqlserver_.

      • The keystore password field is optional. If you don’t want to specify the keystore password here, then you must use the UUID from your license file as the keystore password. Remember to keep your license file somewhere safe in order to keep this password secure.

IV. Set up Extractor Configuration #

  1. From $REPLICANT_HOME, navigate to the applier configuration file:

    vi conf/src/sqlserver.yaml
  2. Make the necessary changes as follows:

      threads: 16
      fetch-size-rows: 5_000
      _traceDBTasks: true
    #  min-job-size-rows: 1_000_000
    #  max-jobs-per-chunk: 32
    #  per-table-config:
    #  - catalog: tpch      
    #    schema: dbo
    #    tables:
    #      lineitem:
    #        row-identifier-key: [l_orderkey, l_linenumber]
    #        split-key: l_orderkey
    #        split-hints:
    #          row-count-estimate: 15000
    #          split-key-min-value: 1
    #          split-key-max-value: 60000
     # agent-connection:
     #   enable: true #Enable reading files from the remote server over a socket.
     #   host: # Host running remote SQL Server CDC agent
     #   username: # Specified in `domain\user` format.
     #   password:
     #   port:
      threads: 4
      fetch-size-rows: 10000
      fetch-duration-per-extractor-slot-s: 3
    • The agent-connection field is optional. It defines the parameters used to connect to the socket-based file server.
      • The user can be either local to the remote system or a domain account, but must have read/write access to the directory on the remote system where transaction files are written. This is configured as the staging directory on the remote system.

For a detailed explanation of configuration parameters in the extractor file, read Extractor Reference.