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updating MariaDB version Overview

This guide will give you an overview on how KubeDB Ops Manager update the version of MariaDB database.

Before You Begin

How update version Process Works

The following diagram shows how KubeDB Ops Manager used to update the version of MariaDB. Open the image in a new tab to see the enlarged version.

  updating Process of MariaDB
Fig: updating Process of MariaDB

The updating process consists of the following steps:

  1. At first, a user creates a MariaDB Custom Resource (CR).

  2. KubeDB Community operator watches the MariaDB CR.

  3. When the operator finds a MariaDB CR, it creates required number of StatefulSets and related necessary stuff like secrets, services, etc.

  4. Then, in order to update the version of the MariaDB database the user creates a MariaDBOpsRequest CR with the desired version.

  5. KubeDB Enterprise operator watches the MariaDBOpsRequest CR.

  6. When it finds a MariaDBOpsRequest CR, it halts the MariaDB object which is referred from the MariaDBOpsRequest. So, the KubeDB Community operator doesn’t perform any operations on the MariaDB object during the updating process.

  7. By looking at the target version from MariaDBOpsRequest CR, KubeDB Enterprise operator updates the images of all the StatefulSets. After each image update, the operator performs some checks such as if the oplog is synced and database size is almost same or not.

  8. After successfully updating the StatefulSets and their Pods images, the KubeDB Enterprise operator updates the image of the MariaDB object to reflect the updated state of the database.

  9. After successfully updating of MariaDB object, the KubeDB Enterprise operator resumes the MariaDB object so that the KubeDB Community operator can resume its usual operations.

In the next doc, we are going to show a step by step guide on updating of a MariaDB database using update operation.