Migrate Data to Another Disk

High disk load may lead to delays in event arrivals. In severe cases, it might result in complete inoperability of FindFace Multi. One of the means for reducing the disk load is to migrate the FindFace Multi data storages to another disk.

In this section:

Prepare Disk

To prepare a disk for the data migration, do the following:

  1. Create a new mount point (/mnt/ffdata in our example).

    sudo mkdir /mnt/ffdata
    sudo chown ntech:ntech /mnt/ffdata
  2. Create a partition.

    sudo parted /dev/sdb
    mklabel gpt
    mkpart primary ext4 1MiB 100%
    sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
  3. Learn the UUID of the partition (sdb1 in our example).

    sudo blkid | grep sdb1
    /dev/sdb1: LABEL="data" UUID="0638ebe0-853e-43ea-8f35-bfae305695d1" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="8cebaacc-77d7-4757-b4c6-14147e92646c"
  4. Add the partition to fstab to make it automatically mount on booting.

    sudo vi /etc/fstab
    #DATA mount
    UUID=0638ebe0-853e-43ea-8f35-bfae305695d1 /mnt/ffdata/    ext4    auto,user,rw     0       2
  5. Mount all the filesystems.

    sudo mount -a

Migrate Photo Storage

To migrate the FindFace Multi photo storage, do the following:

  1. Stop the findface-security service to prevent the data loss.

    sudo systemctl stop findface-security
  2. By default, the photo data are stored at /var/lib/. Migrate the photo storage to the new disk.

    sudo cp -ax /var/lib/findface-security/ -R /mnt/ffdata/
    sudo rm -r /var/lib/findface-security/
    sudo cp -ax /var/lib/ffupload/ -R /mnt/ffdata/
    sudo rm -r /var/lib/ffupload/
  3. Create symbolic links for the new directories.

    sudo ln -s /mnt/ffdata/findface-security/ /var/lib/
    sudo ln -s /mnt/ffdata/ffupload/ /var/lib/
  4. Ensure that the rights are correctly assigned.

    sudo chown ntech:ntech /mnt/ffdata/findface-security/
  5. Start the findface-security service.

    sudo systemctl start findface-security

Migrate Main Database (PostgreSQL)

To migrate the PostgreSQL database, do the following:

  1. Stop the findface-security, pgbouncer, and PostgreSQL services.

    sudo systemctl stop findface-security.service pgbouncer.service postgresql.service postgresql@10-main.service
  2. On the new disk, create a directory for the database.

    sudo mkdir -p /mnt/ffdata/some_directory/db
  3. Migrate the database to the new directory.

    sudo mv /var/lib/postgresql /mnt/ffdata/some_directory/db
  4. Create a symlink to the new directory.

    sudo ln -s /mnt/ffdata/some_directory/db/postgresql /var/lib/postgresql
  5. Start the PostgreSQL, pgbouncer, and findface-security services.

    sudo systemctl start postgresql.service postgresql@10-main.service pgbouncer.service
    sudo systemctl start findface-security.service