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Ubuntu Server 16.04

Overview (WIP)

You can deploy the subZero stack on any linux box, we'll install all components on a single Ubuntu Server 16.04 for this example.

Go to the root of your project(we're using postgrest-starter-kit) and connect to your server like this:

## Add a PRODUCTION_DB_HOST env var
local> echo "" >> .env && source .env
## We'll source the project env vars in the host
local> scp .env ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST:/tmp/
local> ssh ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST
## We need to run several privileged commands so we will go with sudo from here
ubuntu> sudo su
## source env vars and delete .env file
ubuntu> source /tmp/.env && rm /tmp/.env

Now we'll install the components on the server.

Install PostgreSQL 9.6

Using the instructions in, we'll run:

ubuntu> wget -qO - | apt-key add -
ubuntu> add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-pgdg main"
ubuntu> apt-get update
ubuntu> apt-get install -y postgresql-9.6

Create your db superuser(we will use this role for running migrations), your application database and authenticator role:

ubuntu> sudo -u postgres psql << EOF
create role $SUPER_USER with login password '$SUPER_USER_PASSWORD' superuser;
create database $DB_NAME;
create role $DB_USER with login password '$DB_PASS';

Allow all tcp/ip connections:

ubuntu> echo "listen_addresses = '*'" >> /etc/postgresql/9.6/main/postgresql.conf
ubuntu> echo "host all all md5" >> /etc/postgresql/9.6/main/pg_hba.conf
ubuntu> systemctl restart postgresql

Check if you can connect to the host postgresql server:


If there's any error check if your firewall rules allow connecting to port 5432.

Install PostgREST

We'll download the latest release for PostgREST, create its config file and a systemd unit file.

ubuntu> wget -qO- | tar xvJ -C /bin/

ubuntu> mkdir /etc/postgrest && cat > /etc/postgrest/config <<EOF
db-uri = "postgres://$DB_USER:$DB_PASS@localhost:5432/$DB_NAME"
db-schema = "$DB_SCHEMA"
db-anon-role = "$DB_ANON_ROLE"
db-pool = 10

server-host = ""
server-port = 3000

jwt-secret = "$JWT_SECRET"

ubuntu> cat > /etc/systemd/system/postgrest.service <<\EOF
Description=REST API for any Postgres database

ExecStart=/bin/postgrest /etc/postgrest/config
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID


Next we'll enable the service to be available at boot time, start it and make a test call:

ubuntu> systemctl enable postgrest
ubuntu> systemctl start postgrest
ubuntu> curl -v localhost:3000
# It'll respond with:
# {"hint":null,"details":null,"code":"22023","message":"role \"anonymous\" does not exist"}

Don't worry about the error message, it'll be cleared out when we deploy the first migration.

Install openresty

Using the instructions for Ubuntu in

ubuntu> wget -qO - | apt-key add -
ubuntu> add-apt-repository -y "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main"
ubuntu> apt-get update
ubuntu> apt-get install -y openresty

You should be able to get the openresty welcome page from your server with:

local> curl -v $PRODUCTION_DB_HOST

Check your firewall rules for port 80 if there's no successful response. We'll need to run a few more commands for the postgrest-starter-kit to work:

ubuntu> echo " postgrest" >> /etc/hosts
ubuntu> echo -e '[Service]\nEnvironment="POSTGREST_HOST="\nEnvironment="POSTGREST_PORT=3000"' | SYSTEMD_EDITOR=tee systemctl edit openresty
ubuntu> systemctl restart openresty

Now all components are ready for deployment.

Deploy postgrest starter kit

Create a subzero-app.json file like this:

local> source .env && SUBZERO_APP_CONF=$(cat <<EOF
  "openresty_image_type": "default",
  "db_location": "external",
  "db_host": "$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST",
  "db_port": 5432,
  "db_name": "$DB_NAME"

local> echo "${SUBZERO_APP_CONF}" > subzero-app.json

Then we'll deploy the migrations and reload the postgrest service with:

local> subzero cloud app-deploy --dba $SUPER_USER --password $SUPER_USER_PASSWORD
## You should see something like:
## Checking PostgreSQL connection info (postgres://
## Skipping OpenResty image building
## Deploying migrations with sqitch
## Adding registry tables to db:pg://
## Deploying changes to db:pg://
##  + 0000000001-initial .. ok

local> ssh ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST <<EOF
  sudo systemctl reload postgrest

For the last part, we'll copy openresty configs, lua files and reload the openresty service:

local> scp openresty/nginx/conf/nginx.conf ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST:/tmp
local> scp -r openresty/nginx/conf/includes ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST:/tmp
local> scp -r openresty/nginx/html ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST:/tmp
local> scp -r openresty/lualib/user_code ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST:/tmp

local> ssh -q ubuntu@$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST <<EOF
  sudo su
  mv /tmp/nginx.conf /usr/local/openresty/nginx/conf/nginx.conf
  mkdir -p /usr/local/openresty/nginx/conf/includes/ && mv /tmp/includes/* /usr/local/openresty/nginx/conf/includes/
  mv /tmp/html/* /usr/local/openresty/nginx/html/
  mkdir -p /usr/local/openresty/lualib/user_code/ && mv /tmp/user_code/* /usr/local/openresty/lualib/user_code/
  systemctl reload openresty

Now run the command:

curl -v http://$PRODUCTION_DB_HOST/rest/todos?select=id,todo
# It should give: []