Customizing database configuration
How to customize database configs
You can customize the database configuration on your servers using CustomConfig. CustomConfig is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB.
Editing and committing your database CustomConfig will perform the following steps on every database server in your application, one by one, sequentially:
- Check your template for Liquid syntax errors
- Determine the correct server configuration and prepare general variables
- Prepare custom variables for your database type (eg. server_state)
- Compile the database configuration based on the information from the server and database type
- Upload the configuration to the server
- Restart your database
A bad database configuration might stop your database from working. Take extra care to make sure the configuration is correct.
Database customization variables
There are a number of variables available for use in your database CustomConfig. Some are general for all database types, while others are database specific.
The following variables are available to any database CustomConfig.
|server||Hash||Hash containing information about your server|
|memory||integer||Server memory size (bytes)|
|core||integer||Server core count|
The following variables are only available in the MySQL CustomConfig.
|server_state||string||Value can be stand_alone, mysql_master or mysql_slave based on your server status|
|server_id||integer||An ID used by MySQL replication to identify your server*|
* Will be 0 for standalone servers, 1 for master servers and a number greater than 1 for replica servers
The following variables are only available in the PostgreSQL CustomConfig.
|server_state||string||Value can be stand_alone, pg_master or pg_slave based on your server status|
If you need help tuning your Postgres configuration for your servers, PGTune is an excellent free resource.
The following variables are only available in the Redis CustomConfig.
|server_state||string||Value can be stand_alone, redis_master or redis_slave based on your server status|
|master_address||string||IP address of replication master (empty string if server is stand alone or master)|
|master_port||integer||Will be 6379 when server is redis_slave , otherwise it is 0|
For more information on managing your databases, refer to our detailed guide.