Configuring Application Automatic Reconnection

Last updated: 2020-06-15 12:58:19

    This document describes the impact of disconnection during instance switch and how to configure automatic reconnection.

    Background

    When you are adjusting database instance specification, upgrading database engine, the master instance is hanging due to overload, the hardware fails, etc., TencentDB for MySQL instance may need to switch, causing disconnection for few seconds.

    If automatic reconnection is not configured, the application will disconnect after the master/slave switch and normal business access will be affected.

    We recommend that you configure automatic reconnection for applications and switch instances during the maintenance window.

    Configuring Automatic Reconnection

    To avoid application connection exceptions due to master/slave switch, we recommend that you configure automatic reconnection for TencentDB for MySQL applications by configuring the connection pool parameters, i.e., connectTimeOut and socketTimeOut.
    Configure parameter values according to business scenarios. For OLTP (On-Line Transaction Processing) business scenarios, both parameters should be configured as 20 seconds.

    • connectTimeOut: timeout period for the application to establish a TCP connection with the database server. We recommend that you configure this parameter with a value greater than the response time between the application and the database server.
    • socketTimeOut: timeout period while waiting for a response after packets are sent over the TCP connection. We recommend that you configure this parameter to the maximum execution time for a single SQL statement.

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