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Re: RFC: script to run sqlalchemy migrations on the db

Mike McGrath wrote:
On Fri, 8 Aug 2008, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
# 1) Create a db user.
# 2) grant access to all the values in the specified db
# 3) run the migrate commands to create the manage.py script and run it with
the new username and password
# 4) Reassign any new tables to the postgres user
# 5) Remove the temporary db user

The command line to invoke it would then look like this:

sudo -u postgres migrate-runner -h DBHOST -d DBNAME MIGRATE_REPO

Does this look:
1) Doable -- loupgaroublond I'm looking at you to tell me what the migrate
commands will be and if there's any caveats to this

2) Secure -- the point of this would be to keep protecting the db superuser
with a sudo account on db2 and not being able to use it without a shell on
db2.  If the security of this solution is less than what giving a password to
a superuser account would be then we might as well do that instead.

If this looks good, I'll work on coding something up.

I'd almost have the sysadmins run a command on one of the app servers that
has workflow like this

1) pre upgrade check
2) Prompt the user to run a command on the database server, cut and paste.
3) click OK or agree or something
4) Perform upgrade
5) If possible, have the upgrade script remove the user created in step 2,
otherwise prompt
6) win.

I think those steps work with the steps you outlined above.  I'm curious
what others think?

The additions sound reasonable::

app2 $ migrate-runner -h db2 -d fas2 /usr/share/fas/database
This script must create a temporary db user, fas2temp on db2.
That user will have permission to modify anything in the fas2 database.
If you stop this script in the middle of running you will want to remove the created user from the db.
To continue, enter your password for sudo on db2:

Running: ssh db2 pg_temp_user --verbose --create fas2
pg_temp_user: checking for db fas2... yes
  [sudo -u postgres psql select from pg_users where name = 'fas2temp']
pg_temp_user: checking for existing fas2temp... no
[if yes, then abort and have the admin remove the account, check for other issues, etc]
pg_temp_user: generating password... success
pg_temp_user: create fas2temp... success
[sudo -u postgres cat temppasswdfile | sudo -u postgres createuser fas2temp -P -E && sudo -u postgres rm temppasswdfile || sudo -u postgres rm temppasswdfile]
pg_temp_user: setting fas2temp permissions on fas2
   [echo "grant all on fas2 to fas2temp" | sudo -u postgres psql fas2]
   [print fas2temp passwd to stdout which migrate-runner captures]
Received password for fas2temp
Running migrate
   [various script invocations that loupgaroublond helps me create]
Running: ssh db2 pg_temp_user --verbose --remove fas2
pg_temp_user: checking for db fas2... yes
pg_temp_user: checking for existing fas2temp... yes
pg_temp_user: removing fas2temp... success
Successfully upgraded database


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