Basic Tasks

Stopping the Connector

Starting the Connector after a Downtime

Be advised that before starting the Connector after a downtime, you should ensure that the data within the database is on the most up-to-date time. Once the Connector starts its internal synchronization mechanism, it will update the database with the new information from the Backbone and if there are any automatismns set up (e.g. automatically accept relationships) the Connector updates the database with this new information. Thus, if the database is not on the very last point in time, there would be two inconsistent versions split across two databases.

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Backup & Recovery

All of the Connector data is stored in the MongoDB. Therefore we suggest you to use MongoDB replicas in a productive setup, to avoid having data loss.

Additionally, offline backups of the replicas might make sense. For backup and recovery methods visit the official MongoDB docs. These backups might come in handy if the data within the database was compromised.

In general, there is no need to backup the Connector itself. However, it makes sense to backup configuration and log files. Additionally, it might speed up the recovery process if a complete system image of the Connector is available.

For a recovery, you should be able to just start the Connector again with the recovered database. For recovering the database itself, please also refer the MongoDB documentation.

Proposed System Tasks

Check Health

The Business Connector exposes a health route. You can check the health with a http request to <connector-url>/health.

Check Available Resources

Check CPU Workload

The CPU workload can be checked using tools like htop or ctop on the host system.

Check Memory Consumption

The Memory Consumption can be checked using tools like htop or ctop on the host system.

Check Harddisk Quota

The Harddisk Quota can be checked using linux tools like df. Please ensure, that sufficient free space is available.

Check for Connector Updates

New Connector versions are regularly published to the given Docker registry. Depending on your installation method, the Docker image can be automatically updated by the provided Docker registry.

Check for System and Docker Updates

Please consult the documentation of your operating system about system updates. Additionally, the Docker runtime should be regularly updated as well. We recommend to keep your operating system and Docker as up to date as possible.

Check Error Logs

You can check the log using docker logs <your-container-name> or by checking the mounted log files

Proposed Connector Tasks

As some of the operative tasks should be done on a regular basis, please find a proposal for these tasks below.

Check Access to Key Material

Check old Material

Check Connector Systems

  • Every Connector instance and host system should be regularly checked for available resources (CPU, RAM, HDD) and system updates.

Check Third-Party Systems

  • Every third-party system (e.g. database, event buses, network components) and host system should be regularly checked for available resources (CPU, RAM, HDD) and system updates.

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