Cloudbreak Database

By default, Cloudbreak uses a built-in PostgreSQL database to persist data.

For production environments, we suggest that you use an external database, an RDS served by your cloud provider.

If you choose to use the default database, you should know that Cloudbreak deployer includes features for dumping and restoring built-in databases.

Dump and Restore Database

Cloudbreak deployer uses Docker for the underlying infrastructure and uses Docker volume for storing data. There are two separate volumes:

You can override default live data volume any time by extending your Profile with the following variable:

export COMMON_DB_VOL="my-live-data-volume"

To create database dumps, execute the following commands:

cbd db dump common cbdb
cbd db dump common uaadb
cbd db dump common periscopedb

The dump command has an optional third parameter, the name of the dump. If you give your dump a name, Cloudbreak deployer will create a symbolic link which points to the SQL dump. For example:

cbd db dump common cbdb name-of-the-dump

To list existing dumps, execute the cbd db list-dumps command.

Each kind of database dump (cbdb, uaadb, periscopedb) has a link to the latest dump on the cbreak_dump volume. During the restore process, Cloudbreak deployer restores from latest dump.

To check which dump is the latest, execute:

docker run --rm -v cbreak_dump:/dump -it alpine ls -lsa /dump/cbdb/latest

You can set any of the existing dumps as latest with set-dump command. You can set both regular or named dumps. For example:

cbd db set-dump cbdb 20170628_1805


cbd db set-dump cbdb name-of-the-dump

To remove the existing common volume, stop all the related Cloudbreak containers with cbd kill command, and then remove the volume:

docker volume rm common

To restore databases from dumps, execute:

cbd db restore-volume-from-dump common cbdb
cbd db restore-volume-from-dump common uaadb
cbd db restore-volume-from-dump common periscopedb

You can easily save your dumps to the host machine by using the following commands:

docker run --rm -v cbreak_dump:/dump -it alpine cat /dump/cbdb/latest/dump.sql > cbdb.sql
docker run --rm -v cbreak_dump:/dump -it alpine cat /dump/uaadb/latest/dump.sql > uaadb.sql
docker run --rm -v cbreak_dump:/dump -it alpine cat /dump/periscopedb/latest/dump.sql > periscopedb.sql
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