Migrate etcd

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By following the given steps, you can successfully migrate etcd from one node to another during maintenance activities like node drain etc., ensuring the continuity and integrity of the etcd data.

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Step 1: Draining the etcd Node

  1. Assuming we have a three-node cluster with three etcd replicas, verify the etcd pods with the following commands:

Command to verify pods:

kubectl get pods -n mayastor -l app=etcd -o wide
  1. From etcd-0/1/2 we could see all the values are registered in database, once we migrated etcd to new node, all the key-value pairs should be available across all the pods. Run the following commands from any etcd pod.

Commands to get etcd data:

kubectl exec -it mayastor-etcd-0 -n mayastor -- bash
#etcdctl get --prefix ""
  1. In this example, we drain the etcd node worker-0 and migrate it to the next available node (in this case, the worker-4 node), use the following command:

Command to drain the node:

kubectl drain worker-0 --ignore-daemonsets --delete-emptydir-data

Step 2: Migrating etcd to the New Node

  1. After draining the worker-0 node, the etcd pod will be scheduled on the next available node, which is the worker-4 node.

  2. The pod may end up in a CrashLoopBackOff status with specific errors in the logs.

  3. When the pod is scheduled on the new node, it attempts to bootstrap the member again, but since the member is already registered in the cluster, it fails to start the etcd server with the error message member already bootstrapped.

  4. To fix this issue, change the cluster's initial state from new to existing by editing the StatefulSet for etcd:

Command to check new etcd pod status

kubectl get pods -n mayastor -l app=etcd -o wide

Command to edit the StatefulSet:

kubectl edit sts mayastor-etcd -n mayastor

Step 3: Validating etcd Key-Value Pairs

Run the appropriate command from the migrated etcd pod to validate the key-value pairs and ensure they are the same as in the existing etcd. This step is crucial to avoid any data loss during the migration process.

kubectl exec -it mayastor-etcd-0 -n mayastor -- bash
#etcdctl get --prefix ""

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