Below example shows enlarging docker single node system to two nodes cluster.


Before enlarging the single node to the cluster, make sure that you have configured the existing Exasol container to use a persistent volume. (See creating a stand-alone Exasol container section: https://github.com/EXASOL/docker-db )

How to enlarge docker single node system to cluster

Step 1

Stop the database

 docker exec -ti instance_name dwad_client stop-wait DB1 

Step 2

Prepare all new nodes as described in the multi-host section of the Github doc (incl. device file creation), but skip steps 2 and 3 (i. e. don't modify and copy EXAConf, it will be done later).

Step 3

Modify EXAConf on the old node

  • Add new node sections using the exaconf CLI tool from Github repo (also creates a UUID):

    exaconf add-node /path/to/EXAConf -p -n 12
  • Alternatively you can copy/paste the existing node configuration for each new node and change UUID and private network manually. Without exaconf you can use hddident to create a UUID:
    [root@n11 /]# /usr/opt/EXASuite-6/EXAClusterOS-6.0.12/sbin/hddident -G -u new_uuid
    [root@n11 /]# cat new_uuid 
  • Change ssh port from 22 -> unused port
  • Give real IP address to the old node
  • Change node list and redundancy for volume
  • Change node list and number of master nodes for DB
  • Add disk section for node n12 and create device files using e.g. truncate or dd or LVM
  • Change "Checksum" value to "Commit"

Step 4

Copy the modified EXAConf from the old node to all new nodes

Step 5

Start docker instances on each node, it will not increase the number of database nodes. It had to be increased manually as below

on the first node:
docker run --name n11 --detach --network=host --privileged -v /mnt/docker/:/exa exasol/docker-db:latest init-sc --node-id 11

on second node: 
docker run --name n12 --detach --network=host --privileged -v /mnt/docker/:/exa exasol/docker-db:latest init-sc --node-id 12

Step 6

Login to docker instance in one of the node: 

docker exec -ti instance_name /bin/bash 

Step 7

Stop the database

dwad_client stop-wait DB1

Step 8

Resize the volume (Add n12 as a master node):

 csresize -v 0 -a -m 1 -n 12 

Step 9

Insert a new node as a reserve node

dwad_client insert-rnode DB1 n12

Step 10

Increase number of active nodes on the database by one active, if you want to add multiple nodes -> repeat this command:

dwad_client extend-system DB1

Step 11

Add DB parameters -enlargeCluster=1, append to the list of parameters. One can get list of parameters by dwad_client print-setup database_name:

dwad_client print-setup DB1 > db1.cfg
sed -i '/^PARAMS:/ s/$/ -enlargeCluster=1/' db1.cfg
dwad_client setup DB1 db1.cfg

Step 12

Start DB:

dwad_client start-wait DB1

Step 13

Reorganize DB

Step 14

Increase redundancy to two ⚠️ only run once otherwise redundancy will be increased to 3:

csresize -i -l1 -v0

Step 15

Stop the database again and remove the parameter "-enlargeCluster=1"

dwad_client stop-wait DB1
dwad_client print-setup DB1 > db1.cfg
sed -i -e s/'-enlargeCluster=1/'/g db1.cfg
dwad_client setup DB1 db1.cfg
dwad_client start-wait DB1