[openstack-dev] [DB][Migrations] Switching to using of Alembic

Boris Pavlovic boris at pavlovic.me
Tue Jul 16 18:48:09 UTC 2013


1. Dan Prince thing is equal useful and can help in both cases

2. We are not able to block all openstack for an half year to implement
your plan

3. We are able only to convert only grizzly migrations not havana (because
our customers should be able to switch from grizzly to havana)

4. We don't need to wait to make SQLAlchemy-migrate deprecated because
script that allows in same way to use alembic and migrate is almost ready.

5. I just don't understand, we are spending tons of times to fix and unify
work around DB in whole openstack. It is pretty complex and large task. And
we should choose the way that is simpler:

Our approach:
1) Migrate N migrations to alembic step by step (this work is pretty
simple) with tons of tests + Dan Prince method

Your approach:
1) Migrate N migrations to one big migrations (it is much more complex then
our 1 step)
2) Replace one really huge migration to one Really huge migration in
alembic (it is also more complex then our 1 step)

So instead on doing 1 long but simple step we are doing 2 complex. Could
you explain me why?

Best regards,
Boris Pavlovic

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM, David Ripton <dripton at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 07/16/2013 01:58 PM, Boris Pavlovic wrote:
>  There is no "magic" and we have only 2 ways to end up with this problems
>> and bugs that could be caused by "manually" migrations merging and tons
>> of bugs in sqlalchemy-migrate.
>> 1) step by step (openstack method)
>>    There are special tests "test_migrations" that runs migrations on
>> real data against all backends. So we should:
>>    a) improve this tests to checks all behaviors // there is a lot of
>> hidden bugs
>>    b) replace migration (only one small migration) to alembic
>>    c) check that in all backends we made the same changes in schema
>>    d) Merge all old migrations in one using alembic (automatically).
>>    So it could be done in safe way.
>> 2.a) huge 2 steps
>>    1. Merge all migrations in one huge manually (drop all tests in test
>> migrations)
>>        e.g. In Nova was patch https://review.openstack.org/#**/c/35748/<https://review.openstack.org/#/c/35748/>
>>        I don't believe that there are no mistakes in this migration, and
>> nobody is able to check it. // because of tons of hidden bugs in old
>> migrations and sqla-migrate.
>>    2. Replace this migration in Alembic
>>         I don't believe that there will be way to check that there is no
>> bugs
>> 2.b) suicide mode (1 big step)
>>    Merge and switch in one step=)
> We have compacted migrations before, and there's a test document for how
> to verify that the big migration has exactly the same output as the series
> of small migrations.  See https://wiki.openstack.org/**
> wiki/Database_migration_**testing<https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Database_migration_testing> Dan Prince is the expert on this.
> I think the right process is:
> 1. Wait until the very beginning of Icehouse cycle.  (But not after we
> have new migrations for Icehouse.)
> 2. Compact all migrations into 2xx_havana.py (for SQLAlchemy-migrate)
> 3. Test that it's perfect via above test plan plus whatever enhancements
> we think of.
> 4. Manually convert 2xx_havana.py (for SQLAlchemy-migrate) into Alembic,
> and verify that it's still perfect.
> 5. Deprecate the SQLAlchemy-migrate version and announce that new
> migrations should be in Alembic.
> #4 is hard work but not impossible.  I have some old code that does 90% of
> the work, so we only have to do the other 90%.
> --
> David Ripton   Red Hat   dripton at redhat.com
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