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Migrating data into Catena

Import Catena from the old server to a new one

This instruction applies to the situation when you did configure Catena and need to migrate it on a new server without losing the configuration.

To do export run the following commands:

su - postgres
pg_dumpall > catena.out

Copy catena.out file into a new instance and use the command to run the import process.

su - postgres
psql -f catena.out postgres

Copy from the old server the /etc/catena/config.json file and replace it on a new server.

To get new password for admin@example.com run the follow command:

/opt/catena/bin/setup reset_admin

Restart Catena:

service catena restart

Importing the configuration into Catena on the same server with XC

This instruction applies to the situation when you installed Catena on the same server with the database you want to migrate into Catena.

To start import from MySQL database, run the following command:

/etc/init.d/catena import mysql://root:password@localhost/xc

Here root:password is MySQL username and password, xc is a database name.

Importing the configuration into Catena from an external server with XC

This instruction applies to the situation when you have installed Catena on a new server, and want to migrate the database from another sever.

Create a tunnel to the remote server:

ssh root@remote-server.example -L 3307:127.0.0.1:3306

Here:

  • root@remote-server.example is the user name and host name of the sever from where we will migrate the database.
  • 3307:127.0.0.1:3306 is localport:localhost:destination port (MySQL works on port 3306).

After the tunnel is established, open a new SSH connection to the server where Catena was installed, and run the migration command:

/etc/init.d/catena import mysql://root:password@localhost:3307/xc

Here:

  • root:password — MySQL username and password.
  • xc — a database name.

Importing the configuration into Catena from an SQL backup file

This instruction applies to the situation when you have an SQL backup file.

Install MySQL server on the machine where Catena was installed:

apt update
apt -y install mysql-server

Create an empty MySQL database:

mysql -u root -p
CREATE DATABASE database_name;

Copy your SQL backup file on the server, for example, in the /tmp directory. So the path to your file is /tmp/dump.sql.

Import the backup file into MySQL:

mysql -u root -p database_name < /tmp/dump.sql

After importing data to a local MySQL database, you can import your database in Catena. To import from MySQL database to Catena, run the following command:

/etc/init.d/catena import mysql://root:password@localhost/xc

Here root:password is MySQL username and password, xc is a database name.

If you enter correct credentials, you'll see a hundred or thousand green log messages, and import will finish in about 10-120 seconds depending on your database size.

Make sure that you enter a valid username, password, and database, and do not try to import the database twice to avoid data corruption.