Changing Database Provider#
You may need to change the database provider for your Package Manager installation:
- When moving from one environment to another (e.g., physical to virtual or on-prem to cloud).
- To facilitate HA setup with more than one node.
- To move production data to a test environment.
Package Manager includes a
migrate command for migrating data from one database to another.
- Is installed at
/opt/rstudio-pm/bin/migrate. It uses the configuration defined in
/etc/rstudio-pm/rstudio-pm.gcfgunless you specify an alternate configuration file with the
- Must be run by a member of the
rstudio-pmUnix group, or the same group that is configured to use the CLI. The group that determines access can be customized.
- Can only be run when the service is stopped. See the section on Stopping and Starting Package Manager.
If you are also migrating your Package Manager installation to a new server, see the File Storage: Migration section.
Database Migration Checklist#
Use this checklist to guide your migration process:
- Shutdown the Package Manager service
- Backup your data
- Ensure that you have defined both
Sqliteconfiguration sections - see the Postgres Database section
- Run the migration - see the Migration CLI section
- Update the
Database.Providerconfiguration setting to point to the new database - see the Database section in the appendix
- Restart Package Manager
When migrating data, the configuration file must contain valid configuration sections for both
Postgres. The migration utility will connect to the SQLite and PostgreSQL databases specified in the configuration.
If your server is configured to store usage data, then you must define PostgreSQL and SQLite databases for the main database and the usage data. The migration utility will migrate data from/to both databases.
migrate utility assists system administrators in migrating from one database to another or in transitioning Package Manager to a new server. For a high-level overview of the steps necessary to migrate from one database to another, see the section on changing database providers. For the high-level steps involved in completing a server migration, see the File Storage: Migration section.
migrate utility supports two commands
database: Migrate data between databases
help: Displays help
--config: The full or relative path to a Package Manager configuration file (
.gcfg). Defaults to
Flags for the
migrate database command#
--verify: Verify migration only.
--drop-all: Drop all existing data in the target before migrating.
--from: Database to migrate from (defaults to
--to: Database to migrate to (defaults to
--progress: Display progress bars while migrating (experimental).
By default, the
migrate database command will copy the data from the SQLite (
sqlite3) database into PostgreSQL (
pgx), and verify the migration. We assume that the destination database does not contain any data unless the
--drop-all flag is included.
Data migration copies data from the source database to the target database. Data in the source database remains after the migration; it is not removed. A verification step runs after the data copy completes and confirms the integrity of the migration:
- Row counts for all tables are verified.
- Each record is checked for the correct values.
Data verification will fail if Package Manager is started prior to the completion of data verification. Please ensure that Package Manager remains down until the data migration and verification are complete.
Migrate SQLite data to an empty PostgreSQL database:
Migrate SQLite data to a PostgreSQL database, first dropping all data in the PostgreSQL database:
Perform data verification only:
Migrate PostgreSQL data to SQLite:
Specify a custom configuration file: