Tokyo Cabinet Backend


Tokyo Cabinet can be used to store more data in a Scalaris node than would fit into its main memory.

Note: you don’t get persistence!!! DB files are truncated on first access!!!


You will need:

  1. Tokyo Cabinet
  2. toke

Switching to toke

  1. Install Tokyo Cabinet
  2. Install/make toke, e.g. by installing an rpm, provided by our repositories for some linux distributions
  3. Rerun configure with --enable-toke. configure assumes that you installed toke in your erlang’s lib directory, i.e. “/lib/toke" or "/lib/toke-". If you use a different directory, e.g. /home/scalaris/apps/toke, you have to provide the path to configure:

    ./configure --enable-toke=/home/scalaris/apps/toke/

  4. Change the database used by db_dht to db_toke (in db_dht.erl):

    -define(DB, db_toke).

    %-define(DB, db_ets).

  5. recompile


The database files are currently stored in the data sub-directory. Each node creates its own sub-directory and each scalaris node will have a different file. The path can be changed in scalaris.cfg with the db_directory option.