[erlang-questions] Mnesia schema replicas

Vimal Kumar <>
Mon Feb 8 09:59:19 CET 2016


Hi Dan,

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Dan Gudmundsson <> wrote:

> When you start mnesia without calling create_schema, mnesia will create an
> empty ram_copies schema for you.
>
> change_config(extra_db_nodes, ..) will connect and merge schema with the
> server.
>
> What you probably want is to call mnesia:change_table_copy_type(schema,
> disc_copies, node)) after change_config.
>
>
True, and that is what I normally do. However, the documentation says:

"The functions mnesia:add_table_copy/3 and mnesia:del_table_copy/2 can be
used to add and delete replicas of the schema table."

Is this statement correct, or a bug in documentation? Has anyone tried to
add replica of schema table using mnesia:add_table_copy/3 and succeeded?

Regards,
Vimal


> /Dan
>
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 7:52 PM Vimal Kumar <> wrote:
>
>> Hello list,
>>
>> Ref (Section 6.6): http://erlang.org/doc/apps/mnesia/Mnesia_chap5.html
>>
>> -QUOTE-
>> The functions mnesia:add_table_copy/3 and mnesia:del_table_copy/2 can be
>> used to add and delete replicas of the schema table. Adding a node to the
>> list of nodes where the schema is replicated affects the following:
>>
>> It allows other tables to be replicated to this node.
>> It causes Mnesia to try to contact the node at startup of disc-full nodes.
>> -END QUOTE-
>>
>> I can use the functions mnesia:add_table_copy/3 and
>> mnesia:del_table_copy/2 to add and delete replicated copies of other tables
>> successfully, but not table 'schema'. In fact I am not sure at what point
>> in initialization process of a new mnesia node should this be run. Please
>> assist.
>>
>> ------
>> $ erl -mnesia -sname slave
>> Erlang/OTP 18 [erts-7.0] [source] [64-bit] [smp:4:4] [async-threads:10]
>> [hipe] [kernel-poll:false]
>>
>> Eshell V7.0  (abort with ^G)
>> ()1> mnesia:start().
>> ok
>>
>> ()3> mnesia:change_config(extra_db_nodes,
>> ['']).
>> {ok,['']}
>>
>> ()5> mnesia:add_table_copy(schema, node(),
>> disc_copies).
>> {aborted,{already_exists,schema,''}}
>> ------
>>
>> Regards,
>> Vimal
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