Configuring index recovery

To enable index recovery, you must configure some of the underlying entities.

  1. Enable write-ahead logs of JanusGraph by configuring root.tx.log-tx graph property. As this is considered as a GLOBAL property, it can be configured only through the JanusGraphManagement setting.
    : The graph property file must be reopened for the new changes to take effect.
  2. Start new service, IndexRecoveryService, at Atlas startup to handle index recovery and continuously monitor Solr (Index Client) health for every retryTime milliseconds.
    This service should exit if the write-ahead transaction log is not enabled.
    • If Solr is healthy and recovery start time is available:
    • Commence transaction recovery with available recovery start time (which is noted when Solr became unhealthy)
    • Persist current recovery time as previous which can be used later by passing as custom recovery time to start index recovery, if required.
    • Reset current recovery start time.
    • If Solr is unhealthy and no recovery start time is available:
    • Shutdown the existing transaction recovery process.
    • Note down the time which should be the next recovery start time and persist in the graph.
    • Continue with Solr health checkup.
    The following diagram illustrates the index recovery approach:

Configurations used for index recovery

The configuration properties that must be set in <?>

You must note and set the following properties for you to recover the index.
  • atlas.index.recovery.enable: To enable or disable index recovery. Based on this property you must configure JanusGraph write-ahead logs property root.tx.log-tx.

    Example: atlas.ndex.recovery.enable=true

  • atlas.graph.index.status.check.frequency: To configure as to how frequently SOLR health check must be done. It takes input as time in milliseconds. By default SOLR health checkup takes effect every 30 seconds

    Example: atlas.graph.index.status.check.frequency=5000.

  • atlas.graph.index.recovery.start.time: To start index recovery by custom recovery time as provided by the user. This property consumes the input as a timestamp in milliseconds.

    Example: atlas.graph.index.recovery.start.time=1630478608000.

  • To configure the life of write-ahead transaction log. This property consumes the input as a number of hours.


Index recovery time

Index recovery time persists in a single graph vertex.

Index recovery vertex has the following properties:

  • Property-1: Key as “__idxRecovery_name” and with constant value as ”__solrIndexRecoveryInfo”.
  • Property-2: Key as “__idxrecovery_startTime” and holds the current recovery time.
  • Property-3: Key as “__idxrecovery_prevTime” andit holds the previous recovery time.

Whenever Solr becomes unhealthy the upcoming recovery time is logged in Atlas application log as “Upcoming index recovery should start from:<timestamp>”

When Solr becomes <term>Active</term> again it gets logged in Atlas application log as “Index recovery starts from : <timestamp>”, and then current recovery time is assigned to previous recovery time and reset to null.