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Failover for ActiveRecord and Redis
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RailsFailover

Automatic failover and recovery for primary/replica setup for:

  1. Redis
  2. ActiveRecord (PostgreSQL/MySQL Adapters)

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rails_failover', require: false

And then execute:

$ bundle install

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rails_failover

Usage

ActiveRecord

In config/application.rb add require 'rails_failover/active_record' after require "active_record/railtie".

In your database configuration, simply add replica_host and replica_port to your database configuration.

production:
  host: <primary db server host>
  port: <primary db server port>
  replica_host: <replica db server host>
  replica_port: <replica db server port>

The gem will automatically create an ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::ConnectionHandler with the ActiveRecord::Base.reading_role as the handler_key.

Failover/Fallback Hooks

RailsFailover::ActiveRecord.on_failover do
  # Enable readonly mode
end

RailsFailover::ActiveRecord.on_fallback do
  # Disable readonly mode
end

Multiple connection handlers

Note: This API is unstable and is likely to changes when Rails 6.1 is released with sharding support.

# config/database.yml

production:
  primary:
    host: <primary db server host>
    port: <primary db server port>
    replica_host: <replica db server host>
    replica_port: <replica db server port>
  second_database_writing:
    host: <primary db server host>
    port: <primary db server port>
    replica_host: <replica db server host>
    replica_port: <replica db server port>

# In your ActiveRecord base model or model.

connects_to database: { writing: :primary, second_database_writing: :second_database_writing

Redis

Add require 'rails_failover/redis' before creating a Redis instance.

Redis.new(host: "127.0.0.1", port: 6379, replica_host: "127.0.0.1", replica_port: 6380, connector: RailsFailover::Redis::Connector))

Callbacks can be registered when the primary connection is down and when it is up.

RailsFailover::Redis.on_failover_callback do
  # Switch site to read-only mode
end

RailsFailover::Redis.on_fallback_callback do
  # Switch site out of read-only mode
end

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Testing

ActiveRecord

The ActiveRecord failover tests are run against a dummy Rails server. Run the following commands to run the test:

  1. make setup_pg
  2. make start_pg
  3. bin/rspec active_record. You may also run the tests with more unicorn workers by adding the UNICORN_WORKERS env variable.

Redis

bin/rspec redis

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/discourse/rails_failover. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the code of conduct.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the RailsFailover project's codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.