Migrating existing data to a centralized global datastore

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If you already have an existing MFT Server installation and you want to migrate that installation's server configuration data from the built-in H2 database to a centralized global datastore (typically an external RDBMS), follow the instructions below.

 

Through the web-based MFT Server Manager

 

1. Create a database in the external relational database that will hold the global datastore and create a user account that has the correct permissions for the said database.

 

2. In the MFT Server Manager, enter the following information:

 

JDBC URL - the JDBC URL of your external relational database. For example, for a MySQL database named jscapeconfig hosted on a machine with IP address 192.168.100.105, the jdbc URL would be jdbc:mysql://192.168.100.105/jscapeconfig. The JDBC URL varies from one RDBMS to another, so please check your RDMBS documentation for more information.
Username - the username of the user account you created in step 1.
Password - the username's corresponding password

 
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3. Click the 'Create DB' button to create tables in the empty database. If all goes well, a message box should appear indicating that the procedure completed successfully.

 

 
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4. Click the 'Apply' button to initiate the migration. You will then be asked to confirm if existing configuration data should be copied. Click 'Yes' to confirm.

 

Note: Please read the message on the dialog box very carefully when using this tool. Be sure you fully understand what each option does.

 

Yes - Click this button if you wish to overwrite the configuration data in [target database] with configuration data found in [original database]. This is the option you would choose if you're migrating configuration data from the H2 database to an external database.

 

No - Click this button if you simply wish to use the configuration data in [target database] and leave all configuration data in [original database] intact.

 

 
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The 'Apply' button will be temporarily disabled while the migration is carried out.

 

Once the Apply button is re-enabled, the migration of server configuration data from the embedded H2 database to the external RDBMS should have completed.

 

 

Through the command line

 

1. Create a database in the external relational database that will hold the global datastore and create a user account that has the correct permissions for the said database

 

2. Stop theMFT Server service.

 

3. Launch a command line/terminal and navigate into the MFT Server installation directory. Copy the existing H2 global datastore database to your external relational database by entering the js-database-configuration -copy command line utility. In the example below, we're copying to a MySQL database named jscapeconfig hosted on a machine with IP address 192.168.100.105. Please replace the parameters below accordingly.

 

js-database-configuration -copy -destination-url jdbc:mysql://192.168.100.105/jscapeconfig -destination-user databaseuser1 -destination-password secret

 

5. Configure MFT Server to use your external database. Again, in the example shown below, we're configuring a MySQL database (hence the MySQL jdbc url). Please replace the parameters below accordingly.

 

js-database-configuration -configure -url jdbc:mysql://192.168.100.105/jscapeconfig -user databaseuser1 -password secret

 

6. Start MFT Server.

 

When you go to Settings > Datastore > JDBC URL, you'll notice that it's already using the JDBC URL of whatever external database you've configured it for instead of the built-in H2 database.





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