NAME

queue_mover - PgQ consumer that copies data from one queue to another.

SYNOPSIS

queue_mover.py [switches] config.ini

DESCRIPTION

queue_mover is PgQ consumer that transports events from source queue into target queue. One use case is when events are produced in several databases then queue_mover is used to consolidate these events into single queue that can then be processed by consumers who need to handle theses events. For example in case of patitioned databases it's convenient to move events from each partition into one central queue database and then process them there. That way configuration and dependancies of partiton databases are simpler and more robust. Another use case is to move events from OLTP database to batch processing server.

Transactionality: events will be inserted as one transaction on target side. That means only batch_id needs to be tracked on target side.

QUICK-START

Basic PgQ setup and usage can be summarized by the following steps:

  1. PgQ must be installed both in source and target databases. See pgqadm man page for details.

  2. Target database must also have pgq_ext schema installed. It is used to keep sync between two databases.

  3. Create a queue_mover configuration file, say qmover_sourceq_to_targetdb.ini

  4. create source and target queues

    $ pgqadm.py sourcedb_ticker.ini create <srcqueue>
    $ pgqadm.py targetdb_ticker.ini create <dstqueue>
  5. launch queue mover in daemon mode

    $ queue_mover.py -d qmover_sourceq_to_targetdb.ini
  6. start producing and consuming events

CONFIG

Common configuration parameters

job_name

Name for particulat job the script does. Script will log under this name to logdb/logserver. The name is also used as default for PgQ consumer name. It should be unique.

pidfile

Location for pid file. If not given, script is disallowed to daemonize.

logfile

Location for log file.

loop_delay

If continuisly running process, how long to sleep after each work loop, in seconds. Default: 1.

connection_lifetime

Close and reconnect older database connections.

use_skylog

foo.

Common PgQ consumer parameters

pgq_queue_name

Queue name to attach to. No default.

pgq_consumer_id

Consumers ID to use when registering. Default: %(job_name)s

queue_mover parameters

src_db

Source database.

dst_db

Target database.

dst_queue_name

Target queue name.

Example config file

[queue_mover]
job_name = eventlog_to_target_mover
src_db = dbname=sourcedb
dst_db = dbname=targetdb
pgq_queue_name = eventlog
dst_queue_name = copy_of_eventlog
pidfile = log/%(job_name)s.pid
logfile = pid/%(job_name)s.log

COMMAND LINE SWITCHES

Following switches are common to all skytools.DBScript-based Python programs.

-h, —help

show help message and exit

-q, —quiet

make program silent

-v, —verbose

make program more verbose

-d, —daemon

make program go background

Following switches are used to control already running process. The pidfile is read from config then signal is sent to process id specified there.

-r, —reload

reload config (send SIGHUP)

-s, —stop

stop program safely (send SIGINT)

-k, —kill

kill program immidiately (send SIGTERM)

BUGS

Event ID is not kept on target side. If needed is can be kept, then event_id seq at target side need to be increased by hand to inform ticker about new events.