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Datastore configuration

To use a datastore, 3 steps are required. First you need to add the datastore to the configuration :

pom> datastore add sqlite datastore1 
Datastore "datastore1" added (type sqlite)

Other datastore types such as postgres or mysql are available if the configure script found the required files.
The command “show datastore” will show you the datastores currently configured, their state and their parameters :

pom> datastore show
Datastore datastore1 of type sqlite (stopped)
   dbfile = pom.db 

As you can see, the datastore is currently stopped. It will be started automatically when needed because the core parameter “target_autostart_datastore” is set to yes by default. You can change the datastore parameters this way :

pom> datastore parameter set datastore1 dbfile my_sqlite_database.db

This will make the sqlite datastore use the file “my_sqlite_database.db” instead of the default “pom.db”.

To confirm that the datastore is working, you can start the datastore using the following command :

pom> datastore start datastore1 

If you look at the datastore status, you should now see something like this :

pom> datastore show
Datastore datastore1 of type sqlite (running)
   dbfile = my_sqlite_database.db

Also the file “my_sqlite_database.db” should now be created.

Datastore usage

For a target to save data in a datastore, it will have to create a dataset. A dataset is most of the time a table in the database. Most target will ask for a path to a dataset to work. This path has the following syntax : <datastore_name>/<dataset_name>. For example if you are using the postgres datastore and specify a dataset path of “datastore_1/test”, the target will create a table test_something in the database where the datastore is connected to.

pom/datastore_config.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/12 08:57 (external edit)