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ScyllaDB Manager 2.0

ScyllaDB Manager Release Note

The ScyllaDB Manager team is pleased to announce the release of ScyllaDB Manager 2.0.1, a production-ready version of ScyllaDB Manager for ScyllaDB Enterprise and ScyllaDB Open-Source customers. ScyllaDB Manager is a centralized cluster administration and recurrent tasks automation tool.

Manager 2.0 brings two major features to the ScyllaDB Manager:

  • Recurrent Backups to AWS S3
  • ScyllaDB Manager Agent

ScyllaDB Enterprise customers are encouraged to upgrade to ScyllaDB Manager 2.0 in coordination with the ScyllaDB support team.

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Recurrent Backups

ScyllaDB Manager now supports periodic or ad-hoc backup of ScyllaDB data to S3.

Among others, you can control the bandwidth, parallelism, and timing of the backup. Backup can be performed at a cluster, DC or keyspace granularity.

The Manager takes care of

  • Retention of old backups
  • SSTable deduplication
  • Automatic retries
  • Progress reporting

More on the new backup feature here

ScyllaDB Manager Agent

ScyllaDB Manager uses a local Manager Agent process to be installed and run on each ScyllaDB node. The Manager Server communicates with ScyllaDB nodes over HTTPS using the Agent. The Agent uses CPU pinning and Systemd slices to restrict the effect on ScyllaDB itself.

The Manager Agent removes the need to create SSH connectivity between ScyllaDB Manager and ScyllaDB nodes, which proved to be hard in some deployment use cases.

More on installing the agent here

IPv6

As you might have heard, there are no more available IPv4 addresses available. As such you can now run ScyllaDB Manager with IPv6 addresses for Manager to ScyllaDB nodes communication. Note that ScyllaDB supports IPv6 starting with ScyllaDB Open Source 3.2 and ScyllaDB Enterprise 2019.1.4

Monitoring

ScyllaDB Monitoring Stack release 3.1 includes new Manager 2.0 dashboard

All metrics changed for Manager 2.0 are here

About Tzach Livyatan

Tzach Livyatan has a B.A. and MSc in Computer Science (Technion, Summa Cum Laude), and has had a 15 year career in development, system engineering and product management. In the past he worked in the Telecom domain, focusing on carrier grade systems, signalling, policy and charging applications.