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How to Create a Database with Desired Node Names

Tip by Mohit Saxena

To be able to copy a cluster in Vertica, you must provide the same node name on the target. However, you might have nonsequential node names in the source database as in the following:

$ admintools -t list_allnodes
Node              | Host           | State | Version          | DB
-------------------+----------------+-------+------------------+--------
v_prodee_node0004 | 192.168.51.201 | UP    | vertica-9.3.1.10 | prodee
v_prodee_node0005 | 192.168.51.202 | UP    | vertica-9.3.1.10 | prodee
v_prodee_node0006 | 192.168.51.203 | UP    | vertica-9.3.1.10 | prodee

In this case, you would need to create a database with the desired node names to copy a cluster.

To do this,

  1. Modify the following [nodes] section in admintools.conf with the desired node names:
[nodes]
node0004 = 192.168.51.204,/home/dbadmin,/home/dbadmin
node0005 = 192.168.51.205,/home/dbadmin,/home/dbadmin
node0006 = 192.168.51.206,/home/dbadmin,/home/dbadmin
v_prodee_node0004 = 192.168.51.204,/home/dbadmin,/home/dbadmin
v_prodee_node0005 = 192.168.51.205,/home/dbadmin,/home/dbadmin
v_prodee_node0006 = 192.168.51.206,/home/dbadmin,/home/dbadmin

  1. Run the following create db command by providing node names in the hosts list:
$ admintools -t create_db -d prodee --compat21 -s v_prodee_node0004,v_prodee_node0005,v_prodee_node0006

Info: no password specified, using none
WARNING: --compat21 is deprecated as of Vertica. Support may be removed in future versions.
        Creating database prodee
  1. Check the database status.
$ admintools -t list_allnodes
Node              | Host           | State | Version          | DB
-------------------+----------------+-------+------------------+--------
v_prodee_node0004 | 192.168.51.204 | UP    | vertica-9.3.1.10 | prodee
v_prodee_node0005 | 192.168.51.205 | UP    | vertica-9.3.1.10 | prodee
v_prodee_node0006 | 192.168.51.206 | UP    | vertica-9.3.1.10 | prodee

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