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You must verify that each process in the wild cluster has a valid PID file. For purposes of this discussion, a valid PID file has the following characteristics:

  • The file name is in the format of, where node_id is the node ID used for the process.

  • The file is located in the data directory used by the process.

  • The first line of the file contains the process ID of the node process, and only that process ID (this requirement changes when applied to data notes for MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.7 and later; see explanations below).

  1. To check the PID file for the management node process, log in to a system shell on host, change to the management node's data directory as specified by the Datadir parameter in the cluster's configuration file, then check to see whether the PID file is present. On Linux, you can use the command shown here:

    $> ls ndb_*.pid

    Check the content of the matching .pid file using a pager or text editor. We use more for this purpose here:

    $> more

    The number shown should match the ndb_mgmd process ID. We can check this on Linux using the ps command:

    $> ps -ef | grep ndb_mgmd
    ari      10221     1  0 19:38 ?        00:00:09 /home/ari/bin/cluster/bin/ndb_mgmd --config-file=/home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/config.ini --config-cache=false --ndb-nodeid=50

    The management node PID file satisfies the requirements listed at the beginning of this section.

  2. Next, we check the PID files for the data nodes, on hosts and Log in to a system shell on, then obtain the process ID of the ndbd process on this host, as shown here:

    $> ps -ef | grep ndbd
    ari      12838     1  0 Nov08 ?        00:10:12 ./bin/ndbd --initial --ndb-nodeid=2 --ndb-connectstring=

    As specified in the cluster's configuration file, the node's DataDir is /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/2/data. Go to that directory to look for a file named

    $> ls ndb_*.pid

    Now check the content of this file, and you are going to see the process ID for angel process for the data node (see earlier instructions on stopping the angel process for more explanations on the angel process):

    $> more

    For MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.6 and earlier: Change the number in the PID file to the data node's own PID:

    $> sed -i 's/12836/12838/'
    $> more

    Similarly, we locate and adjust the content of the PID file for the remaining data node (node ID 3, whose data directory is /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/3/data) on host

    $> ps -ef | grep ndbd
    ari      11276     1  0 Nov09 ?        00:09:44 ./cluster//bin/ndbd --initial --ndb-nodeid=3 --ndb-connectstring=
    $> more /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/3/data/

    Edit the .pid file, so it contains the data node process's own PID:

    $> cd /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/3/data/
    $> sed -i 's/11274/11276/'
    $> more

    The PID file for this data node also meets our requirements now.

    For MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.7 and later: There is no need to adjust the PID files to contain the data node processes' own PIDs, as that will be taken care of by the --remove-angel option used with the import cluster command at the last step of the import process. The data nodes are ready for import as long as they have valid PID files containing the PIDs for their angel processes.

    We are ready to proceed to the mysqld node running on host

  3. To check the PID file for the mysqld node: the default location for it is the data directory of the node, specified by the datadir option in either a configuration file or at the command line at the start of the mysqld process. Let's go to the data directory /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/51/data on host and look for the PID file.

    $> ls *.pid

    Notice that the MySQL Server could have been started with the --pid-file option, which puts a PID file at a specified location. In the following case, the same mysqld node has been started with the mysqld_safe script, and the ps command reveals the value for the --pid-file used:

    $>  ps -ef | grep mysqld
    ari      11999  5667  0 13:15 pts/1    00:00:00 /bin/sh ./bin/mysqld_safe --defaults-file=/home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster.cnf --ndb-nodeid=51
    ari      12136 11999  1 13:15 pts/1    00:00:00 /home/ari/bin/cluster/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster.cnf
    --basedir=/home/ari/bin/cluster/ --datadir=/home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/51/data/ --plugin-dir=/home/ari/bin/cluster//lib/plugin
    --ndb-nodeid=51 --log-error=/home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/51/data//localhost.localdomain.err

    As in the example, it is likely that you have a PID file that is not named in the required format for cluster import (; and if the --pid-file option was used, the PID file might not be at the required location (the data directory). Let us look into the PID file being referred to in the last example:

    $> more /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/51/data//

    The PID file for the SQL node is at an acceptable location (inside the data directory) and has the correct contents (the right PID), but has the wrong name. Let us just copy the PID file into a correctly named file in the same directory, like this

    $> cd /home/ari/bin/cluster/wild-cluster/51/data/
    $> cp