Upgrading Sunbird

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Overview

Upgrading to the latest version of Sunbird allows you to avail benefits of:

  • Sunbird’s new and enhanced features
  • fixes done for bugs raised on the platform
  • the latest updated versions of any third party component used within Sunbird

  • From release 1.5 onwards:

  • All the services are maintained with same image gold version
  • Cassandra migration is introduced to update cassandra database schema

Prerequisites

Ensure that you have Python installed on the Cassandra machine

Upgrading Sunbird Services

1.Pull the latest code of project-sunbird/sunbird-devops from its master branch

2.It is recommended to take a full backup of all the databases before updating the schema

3.Follow the steps here to take the backup

4.Run the command ./sunbird-install.sh

Note:

  • Executing the command deploys the latest version of Sunbird services and also updates the latest schema in the databases

  • The latest image versions of all the services are updated in the master branch. To get a hotfix image of any Sunbird service, update the minor version in the sunbird-devops/deploy/deploy-core.sh file and re-run the sunbird-devops/deploy/deploy-core.sh script.

Backup the Databases

1.SSH to the database server where you want to store your backup

2.Run the command git clone https://github.com/project-sunbird/sunbird-devops

3.cd sunbird-devops/deploy/

Backup Cassandra

Ensure that the prerequisites are met. To backup the Cassandra database:

  1. Take a snapshot of the Cassandara database using the following command

    nodetool snapshot -t my_backup

  2. Copy the snapshot to your backup directory

    `./cassandra_backup.py <cassandra_data_path> <snapshot_name> <path_to_backup_directory>` 
    

For example, ./cassandra_backup.py /var/lib/cassandra/data my_backup cassandra_backup_20180412

Note: Executing the command creates snapshots of all the keyspaces such as:

a) portal - Stores the session data b) dialcodes - Stores the energized text book details c) sunbirdplugin - Stores the custom or plugin data(used in announcement feature (Object API) d) sunbird - Stores the organization ,user, course, batch, badger etc.

Restore Cassandra

Ensure that the prerequisites are met. To restore the Cassandra database:

1.Copy the Cassandra backup snapshot to the instance where you want to restore

2.Restore Cassandra database using the following command:

./cassandra_restore.py <cassandra_host_ip_address> <snapshotdir> for example: ./cassandra_restore.py 10.10.10.10 ./cassandra_bakup_20180412

Backup Postgres

To take a backup of the Postgres database:

1.Run the following script to take a full backup of the Postgres database

  	./backup_postgres.sh

Note: Executing the command creates the backup file at the following location:

  	**/tmp/postgresql-backup** 

2.Postgres Backup includes the following databases:

a) api_manager - Used by kong b) badger - Used by badger services c) Keycloak - Used by Keycloak d) quartz - Used by sunbird backend services

Restore Postgres

To restore the Postgres database:

1.Copy the backup file from **/tmp/postgresql-backup/**

2.Run the command ./restore_postgres.sh

To take a backup of Elastic Search databases:

1.Run the following script to take the backup

    `./backup_elasticsearch.sh`

Note: Executing the command creates the backup file at /etc/elasticsearch/backup

  1. Elasticsearch backup includes the following databases:

a) searchindex - Stores the user, org , course, batch data b) sunbirdplugin - Stores the plugin related data (object API) c) sunbirddataaudit - Stores the user & organization audit history data

To restore the Elastic Search databases, follow these steps:

1.Copy the backup file from /tmp/elasticsearch-backup/<backup_file> to the instance where you want to run the restore operation.

2.Run the following command:

  `./restore_elasticsearch.sh <path/to/the/restore_file`	


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