I’m creating a node in a MongoDB replica set that furnishes a) an
arbiter, b) a configsvr and c) a sharding router. Unfortunately, as the
binary that implements the arbiter and the configsvr are one and the
same (mongod) and it cannot be multiply loaded, the customary action is
to make a copy of it. This sort of thing is only done on testing
instances (not in production).
So, one recipe installs MongoDB via the Debian package. mongod is on the
path //usr/bin/mongod/ and I want to make a copy of it on the path
//data/mongodb/bin/mongd/. My /configsvr.rb/ recipe ends with this:
# Copy /usr/bin/mongod to /data/mongodb/bin/mongod because a separate copy # must exist in order for the configuration server's mongod instance not # to conflict with the arbiter's instance. This copy will be referenced by # /etc/init/mongodb-configsvr.conf. file "/data/mongodb/bin/mongod" do action :create owner "mongodb" group "mongodb" mode 00755 content IO.read( "/usr/bin/mongod" ) end
Sadly, this only creates a zero-length file.
I’m guessing this will be a Chef anti-pattern and I do want to hear the
cat-calls, but I’d also like a solution.
Profuse thanks for reading this.