After you configure data sources, network environments, and resource groups, you can create and run synchronization nodes. This topic describes how to configure a synchronization solution to synchronize data to MaxCompute in real time and view the status of the nodes generated by the sync solution.

Billing

The One-click real-time synchronization to MaxCompute synchronization solution requires periodic merging of full and incremental data. In this case, MaxCompute computing resources are consumed. The fees for the MaxCompute computing resources are included in your MaxCompute bill, and are positively correlated to the size of the full data and the merging cycle. For more information, see Billing method.

Create a synchronization solution

  1. Go to the Create Data Synchronization Solution wizard. Select the source and the destination for data synchronization from the drop-down lists. In this scenario, select MaxCompute as the destination. After that, select One-click real-time synchronization to MaxCompute from the available synchronization solutions.
    For more information, see Select a synchronization solution. One-click real-time synchronization to MaxCompute
  2. In the Set Synchronization Sources and Rules step, configure basic information such as the solution name for the data synchronization solution.
    In the Basic Configuration section, set the parameters. Basic Configuration
    Parameter Description
    Solution Name The name of the sync solution. The name can be up to 50 characters in length.
    Description The description of the sync solution. The description can be up to 50 characters in length.
    Location If you select Automatic Workflow Creation, DataWorks automatically creates a workflow named in the format of clone_database_Source name+to+Destination name. All sync nodes generated by the sync solution are placed in the Data Integration folder of this workflow.

    If you clear Automatically establish workflow, select a directory from the Select Location drop-down list. All sync nodes generated by the sync solution are placed in the specified directory.

  3. Select a data source as the source and configure synchronization rules.
    1. In the Data Source section, specify the Type and Data source parameters.
      Note You can set the Type parameter only to MySQL, Oracle, or PolarDB.
    2. In the Source Table section, select the tables whose data you want to synchronize from the Source Table list. Then, click the Move icon icon to add the tables to the Selected Tables list.
      Source Table section
      The Source Table section displays all the tables in the source. You can select all or specific tables.
      Notice If a selected table does not have a primary key, the table cannot be synchronized in real time.
    3. In the Set Mapping Rules for Table/Database Names section, configure a rule as needed.
      Supported options are Conversion Rule for Table Name and Rule for Destination Table name.
      • Conversion Rule for Table Name: the rule that is used to convert the names of source tables to those of destination tables.
      • Rule for Destination Table name: the rule that is used to add a prefix or a suffix to the converted names of destination tables.
    4. Click Next Step.
  4. Select a data source as the destination and configure the formats for the destination tables.
    1. In the Set Destination Table step, set the Destination and Write Mode parameters.
    2. Click the Edit icon icon next to Time automatic partition setting. In the Edit dialog box, modify the partition settings for the destination tables. You can configure daily partitions. You can write data to a partitioned table or a non-partitioned table in MaxCompute.
    3. Optional. Set the Batch Sync for Special Tables parameter to specify whether to create a full batch synchronization node for tables without primary keys.
    4. Click Refresh source table and MaxCompute Table mapping to create the mappings between the source tables and destination MaxCompute tables.
    5. View the mapping progress, source tables, and mapped destination tables.
      Mappings between the source tables and destination MaxCompute tables
      No. Description
      1
      The progress of mapping the source tables to the destination tables.
      Note The mapping may require an extended period of time if you want to synchronize data from a large number of tables.
      2 The source of the destination table. Valid values: Create Table and Use Existing Table.
      3
      The name of the destination table. The table name that appears varies based on the value that you selected from the drop-down list in the Table creation method column.
      • If you set the Table creation method parameter to Create Table, the name of the destination table that is automatically created appears. You can click the table name to view and modify the table creation statements.
      • If you set the Table creation method parameter to Use Existing Table, you must select a table name from the drop-down list in the MaxComputeBase Table name column.
      Note If a source table does not have a primary key, you can click the edit icon next to No primary key in the Synchronized Primary Key column and specify a primary key for the source table so that full and incremental data can be subsequently synchronized from the source table.
      4 You can click Edit additional fields to add additional fields to the destination table in addition to the fields in the source table.
      Note If you set the Table creation method parameter to Create Table and specify additional fields, the corresponding column is automatically added to the destination table. If you set the Table creation method parameter to Use Existing Table and want to add additional fields to the existing destination table, make sure that the corresponding column already exists in the destination table. This way, the fields are written to the column. DataWorks does not modify the schema of the existing table to add a new column to the existing table.
    6. Click Next Step.
  5. Configure the resources required by the synchronization solution.
    In the Set Resources for Solution Running step, set the parameters that are described in the following table. Set Resources for Solution Running step
    Parameter Description
    Synchronization engine The engine used for data synchronization. Default value: Default embedded engine.
    Select an exclusive resource group for real-time tasks The exclusive resource group used to run the real-time synchronization node generated by the sync solution. Select an exclusive resource group from the drop-down list.
    Note Only exclusive resource groups for Data Integration can be used to run real-time synchronization nodes. For more information, see Create and use an exclusive resource group for Data Integration.
    Real-time synchronization task name The name of the real-time synchronization node.
    Select scheduling Resource Group The exclusive resource groups used to run the real-time synchronization node and batch synchronization node generated by the synchronization solution. Only exclusive resource groups for Data Integration can be used to run synchronization nodes for synchronization solutions. For more information, see Create and use an exclusive resource group for Data Integration.
    Resource Groups for Full Batch Sync Nodes
    Maximum number of connections supported by source read The maximum number of Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) connections that are allowed for the source. Specify an appropriate number based on the resources of the source.
    Offline task name rules The name of the batch synchronization node that is used to synchronize the full data of the source. After a synchronization solution is configured, DataWorks first runs a batch synchronization node to synchronize full data, and then runs a real-time synchronization node to synchronize incremental data.
  6. Click Complete Configuration. The synchronization solution is configured.

Run the synchronization solution

On the Solution task list tab of the Tasks page, find the created synchronization solution and click Submit and Run in the Operation column to run the synchronization solution.

View the status and result of the sync nodes

  • On the Tasks page, find the solution that is run and click Execution details in the Operation column. Then, you can view the execution details of all nodes.
  • Find a node whose execution details you want to view and click Execution details in the Status column. In the message that appears, click the provided link to go to the DataStudio page.

Manage the sync solution

  • View or edit the sync solution.
    On the Tasks page, find the solution that you want to view or edit, and choose More > View Configuration in the Operation column.
    Note You can click Modify Configuration to modify the sync solution only if the solution is in the Not Running state. If you click Modify Configuration in the Operation column that corresponds to a sync solution in another state, you can view only the information about that sync solution.
  • Delete the sync solution.
    Find the solution that you want to delete and choose More > Delete in the Operation column. In the Delete message, click OK.
    Note After you click OK, only the configuration record of the sync solution is deleted. The generated sync nodes and tables are not affected.