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Using Utilities
HeavyDB includes the utilities initdb for database initialization and generate_cert for generating certificates and private keys for an HTTPS server.

initdb

Before using HeavyDB, initialize the data directory using initdb:
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initdb [-f | --skip-geo] $HEAVYAI_STORAGE
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This creates three subdirectories:
  • heavyai_catalogs: Stores HeavyDB catalogs
  • heavyai_data: Stores HeavyDB data
  • heavyai_log: Contains all HeavyDB log files. HeavyDB uses glog for logging.
The -f flag forces initdb to overwrite existing data and catalogs in the specified directory.
By default, initdb adds a sample table of geospatial data. Use the --skip-geo flag if you prefer not to load sample geospatial data.

generate_cert

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generate_cert [{-ca} <bool>]
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[{-duration} <duration>]
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[{-ecdsa-curve} <string>]
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[{-host} <host1,host2>]
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[{-rsa-bits} <int>]
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[{-start-date} <string>]
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This command generates certificates and private keys for an HTTPS server. The options are:
  • [{-ca} <bool>]: Whether this certificate should be its own Certificate Authority. The default is false.
  • [{-duration} <duration>]: Duration that the certificate is valid for. The default is 8760h0m0s.
  • [{-ecdsa-curve} <string>]: ECDSA curve to use to generate a key. Valid values are P224, P256, P384, P521.
  • [{-host} <string>]: Comma-separated hostnames and IPs to generate a certificate for.
  • [{-rsa-bits} <int>]: Size of RSA key to generate. Ignored if –ecdsa-curve is set. The default is 2048.
  • [{-start-date} <string>]: Start date formatted as Jan 1 15:04:05 2011
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