Skip to main content
Version: 3.x

Database Read Replicas

A database read replica is a read-only copy of the primary database. Replica should reflect changes in the primary database as fast as possible. This feature allows Saleor to offload the primary database by moving the read-only traffic to a separate database.

note

Asynchronous replication is not part of Saleor Core. You need to consult your platform manual to learn how to set it up.

Configuration

To start using read replica in Saleor, set DATABASE_CONNECTION_REPLICA_NAME in settings.py and specify this connection in DATABASES.

Example config:

settings.py
PRIMARY_DB_URL = "postgres://saleor:saleor@localhost:5432/saleor"
REPLICA_DB_URL = "postgres://saleor:saleor@localhost-replica:5433/saleor"

DATABASE_CONNECTION_DEFAULT_NAME = "default"
DATABASE_CONNECTION_REPLICA_NAME = "replica"

DATABASES = {
DATABASE_CONNECTION_DEFAULT_NAME: dj_database_url.config(
default=PRIMARY_DB_URL conn_max_age=600
),
DATABASE_CONNECTION_REPLICA_NAME: dj_database_url.config(
default=REPLICA_DB_URL, conn_max_age=600,
),
}

Testing on a local machine

To simulate a read replica on a local machine, use a second connection to the primary database with the read-only user.

  1. Add a read-only user in your database:

    CREATE USER saleor_read_only WITH PASSWORD 'saleor';
    GRANT CONNECT ON DATABASE saleor TO saleor_read_only;
    GRANT USAGE ON SCHEMA public TO saleor_read_only;
    GRANT SELECT ON ALL TABLES IN SCHEMA public TO saleor_read_only;
    ALTER DEFAULT PRIVILEGES IN SCHEMA public GRANT SELECT ON TABLES TO saleor_read_only;
    note

    saleor-platform creates a read-only user by default.

  2. Add the following configuration in settings.py:

    settings.py
    PRIMARY_DB_URL = "postgres://saleor:saleor@localhost:5432/saleor"
    REPLICA_DB_URL = "postgres://saleor_read_only:saleor@localhost:5433/saleor"

    DATABASE_CONNECTION_DEFAULT_NAME = "default"
    DATABASE_CONNECTION_REPLICA_NAME = "replica"

    DATABASES = {
    DATABASE_CONNECTION_DEFAULT_NAME: dj_database_url.config(
    default=PRIMARY_DB_URL conn_max_age=600
    ),
    DATABASE_CONNECTION_REPLICA_NAME: dj_database_url.config(
    default=REPLICA_DB_URL, conn_max_age=600,
    ),
    }

Was this page helpful?