Update, 2010-03-04: I just rolled a
0.0.2 release. In case you had
0.0.1 installed, just use
pear upgrade-all to get it automatically. This release is trying to fix a random hang while reading documents from the source server.
I also opened a repository on Github.
As some may have guessed from a previous blog post we are currently running a test setup with CouchDB lounge. My current objective is to migrate our 200 million documents to it, and this is where I am essentially stuck this week.
No replication, no bulk docs
The lounge currently does not support replication (to it) or saving documents via bulk requests, so in essence migrating a lot of data into it is slow and tedious.
I have yet to figure out if there is a faster way (Maybe parallelization?), but
DB_CouchDB_Replicator is the result of my current efforts.
I think I gave up on parallelization for now because it looked like hammering the lounge with a single worker was already enough, but generally I didn’t have time to experiment much with it. It could have been my network connection too. Feedback in this area is very, very appreciated.
DB_CouchDB_Replicator is a small PHP script which takes two arguments,
--target. Both accept values in style of
http://username:password@localhost:port/db and attempt to move all documents from source to target.
Since long running operations on the Internet are bound to fail, I also added a
--resume switch, and while it’s running it outputs a progress bar, so it should be fairly easy to resume. And you also get an idea of where it’s currently at and how much more time it will eat up.
These switches may change, and I may add more — so keep an eye on
--help. Also, keep in mind, that this is very alpha and I give no guarantees.
Installation is simple! :-)
apt-get install php-pear
pear config-set preferred_state alpha
pear channel-discover till.pearfarm.org
pear install till.pearfarm.org/DB_CouchDB_Replicator
Once installed, the replicator resides in
/usr/bin and is called
The code is not yet on github, but will eventually end up there. All feedback is welcome!