MogileFS setup

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Note: This page is still a draft. Much of this information was pulled from the MogileFS Wiki combined with the INSTALL.txt instructions from the mogilefs source.

Configuring MogileFS for a Dreamwidth development installation

These are instructions for getting a simple MogileFS installation working on a single instance (likely development/testing) Dreamwidth installation. This is not a full setup document for a production, multi-server environment.

Basic Steps

  • Build and install MogileFS Debian packages
  • Create MogileFS Database
  • Configure MogileFS servers
  • Set up Dreamwidth installation to work with MogileFS

Build and install MogileFS Debian packages

Follow the installation instructions on the MogileFS wiki.

Create MogileFS database

You should already have MySQL installed for your Dreamwidth installation. So log in as root there and create the mogilefs user:

$ mysql -u root -p
mysql> create database mogilefs;
mysql> grant all on mogilefs.* to 'mogile'@'%' identified by 'mogilepw';
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> quit

Then go ahead and create the schema using mogdbsetup

$ /usr/bin/mogdbsetup --yes --dbname=mogilefs --dbuser=mogile --dbpassword=mogilepw

Configure MogileFS servers

Note: This section is not required if you've run dpkg-reconfigure as in the link above

You will need to set up at least one tracker (mogilefsd) and one storage server (mogstored), but ideally several of each on different machines for redundancy. Keep in mind this is a simple development setup.

The tracker can be configured with /etc/mogilefs/mogilefsd.conf as follows:

$ cat > /etc/mogilefs/mogilefsd.conf <<EOF
daemonize = 1
db_dsn = DBI:mysql:mogilefs
db_user = mogile
db_pass = mogilepw
listen =
conf_port = 7001
default_mindevcount = 1

Then start the tracker:

$ /usr/bin/mogilefsd

The storage server can be configured with /etc/mogilefs/mogstored.conf as follows:

$ cat > /etc/mogilefs/mogstored.conf <<EOF
daemonize = 1
httplisten =
mgmtlisten =
docroot = /var/mogdata
$ mkdir /var/mogdata

Then start the storage server:

$ /usr/bin/mogstored

Next you need to pass some configuration info to the tracker with mogadm, but mogadm needs a config file too:

$ cat > /etc/mogilefs/mogilefs.conf <<EOF
trackers =
$ /usr/bin/mogadm host add localhost --ip= --port=7500 --status=alive
$ /usr/bin/mogadm device add localhost 1
$ mkdir /var/mogdata/dev1

Create a MogileFS domain and storage classes to be used by Dreamwidth:

$ /usr/bin/mogadm domain add dreamwidth
$ /usr/bin/mogadm class add dreamwidth temp --mindevcount=1
$ /usr/bin/mogadm class add dreamwidth captcha --mindevcount=1
$ /usr/bin/mogadm class add dreamwidth userpics --mindevcount=1

Now you have a working MogileFS installation that you can test with mogtool:

$ cat > /etc/mogilefs/mogtool.conf <<EOF
trackers =
domain = dreamwidth
class = temp
$ /usr/bin/mogtool inject /etc/hosts hosts
$ /usr/bin/mogtool extract hosts -
$ /usr/bin/mogtool delete hosts

Set up Dreamwidth installation to work with MogileFS

Add to $LJHOME/etc/

       hosts => [ '', ],
       domain => 'dreamwidth',

Restart Apache, and try uploading an icon via editpics.bml