[OSM-dev] Main database wiki page

Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski me at komzpa.net
Tue Dec 13 10:25:51 UTC 2016

Thanks a lot.
I've updated the wiki page based on information from your e-mail.

пн, 12 дек. 2016 г. в 17:17, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com>:

> On 12 December 2016 at 11:54, Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski
> <me at komzpa.net> wrote:
> > I've been googling for current human-readable document that describes
> what
> > OSM database currently is.
> As far as I'm aware, there's no up-to-date human-readable description
> of the primary OSM database. The database contains 40+ tables, and a
> bunch of foreign keys, sequences, and of course, many columns, so
> maintaining any documentation is not a trivial task. That's likely why
> any documentation you find is unlikely to have been kept up to date
> over the years.
> > Can someone with deeper knowledge update this page, and/or make it point
> to
> > a better place to read about current OSMF database cluster setup?
> There are two aspects to the database - A) the internal structure
> (tables, columns etc) and B) the production cluster setup
> (replication, backups etc)
> A) The internal structure is governed by the openstreetmap-website
> code base, specifically the db/structure.sql definition.
> https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/blob/master/db/structure.sql
> This is not very human-friendly, but it is accurate. I never use this
> myself, since I find it easier to read the definitions in app/models/
> to find how the different tables relate to each other, and I use the
> postgresql command line to find out the details of the structure, if
> necessary.
> B) The cluster configuration is managed via the Chef configuration, found
> at:
> https://github.com/openstreetmap/chef
> What happens on each machine is defined in the roles, and the set-up
> of database-related machines is controlled by the "db" cookbook.
> https://github.com/openstreetmap/chef/tree/master/roles
> https://github.com/openstreetmap/chef/tree/master/cookbooks/db
> Again, these are not particularly human-readable, but since they are
> the real code that controls the configuration, they are always
> accurate. Again, I don't usually read the role files directly, but I
> would use https://hardware.openstreetmap.org/ , which is generated
> from the Chef configuration automatically, as a starting point and a
> more human-friendly approach.
> Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll do what I can to
> help.
> Thanks,
> Andy
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