yb-ts-cli is a command line tool that can be used to perform an operation on a particular tablet server (yb-tserver). Some of the commands perform operations similar to yb-admin commands. The yb-admin commands focus on cluster administration, the yb-ts-cli commands apply to specific YB-TServer nodes.

yb-ts-cli is a binary file installed with YugabyteDB and is located in the bin directory of the YugabyteDB home directory.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] <command> <flags>
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
  • command: The operation to be performed. See Commands below.
  • flags: The flags to be applied to the command. See Flags.

Command line help

To display the available online help, run yb-ts-cli without any commands or flags at the YugabyteDB home directory.

./bin/yb-ts-cli

Commands

The following commands are available:

are_tablets_running

If all tablets are running, returns "All tablets are running".

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] are_tablets_running
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
is_server_ready

Prints the number of tablets that have not yet bootstrapped. If all tablets have bootstrapped, returns "Tablet server is ready".

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] is_server_ready
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
compact_all_tablets

Compact all tablets on the tablet server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] compact_all_tablets
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
compact_tablet

Compact the specified tablet on the tablet server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] compact_tablet <tablet_id>
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
  • tablet_id: The identifier of the tablet to compact.
count_intents

Print the count of uncommitted intents (or provisional records). Useful for debugging transactional workloads.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli  [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] count_intents
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
current_hybrid_time

Prints the value of the current hybrid time.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli  [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] current_hybrid_time
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
delete_tablet

Deletes the tablet with the specified tablet ID (tablet_id) and reason.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli  [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] delete_tablet <tablet_id> "<reason-string>"
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
  • tablet_id: The identifier (ID) for the tablet.
  • reason-string: Text string providing useful information on why the tablet was deleted.
dump_tablet

Dump, or export, the specified tablet ID (tablet_id).

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] dump_tablet <tablet_id>
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
  • tablet_id: The identifier (ID) for the tablet.
flush_all_tablets

Flush all tablets on the tablet server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] flush_all_tablets
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
flush_tablet

Flush the specified tablet on the tablet server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] flush_tablet <tablet_id>
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
  • tablet_id: The identifier of the tablet to compact.
list_tablets

Lists the tablets on the specified tablet server, displaying the following properties: column name, tablet ID, state, table name, shard, and schema.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] list_tablets
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
reload_certificates

Trigger a reload of TLS certificates and private keys from disk on the specified (master or tablet) server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] reload_certificates
  • host:port: The host and port of the master or tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
remote_bootstrap

Trigger a remote bootstrap of a tablet from another tablet server to the specified tablet server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] remote_bootstrap <source_host> <tablet_id>
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server running the remote bootstrap. Default is localhost:9100.
  • source_host: The host or host and port of the tablet server to bootstrap from.
  • tablet_id: The identifier of the tablet to trigger a remote bootstrap for.

See Manual remote bootstrap of failed peer for example usage.

set_flag

Sets the specified configuration flag for the tablet server.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] set_flag [ --force ] <flag> <value>
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.
  • --force: Flag to allow a change to a flag that is not explicitly marked as runtime-settable. Note that the change may be ignored on the server or may cause the server to crash, if unsafe values are provided. See --force.
  • flag: The yb-tserver configuration flag (without the -- prefix) to be set. See yb-tserver
  • value: The value to be applied.

Important

The set_flag command changes the in-memory value of the specified flag, atomically, for a running server and can alter its behavior. The change does NOT persist across restarts.

In practice, there are some flags that are runtime safe to change (runtime-settable) and some that are not. For example, the bind address of the server cannot be changed at runtime, since the server binds just once at startup. While most of the flags are probably runtime-settable, you need to review the flags and note in the configuration pages which flags are not runtime-settable. (See GitHub issue #3534).

One typical operational flow is that you can use this to modify runtime flags in memory and then out of band also modify the configuration file that the server uses to start. This allows for flags to be changed on running servers, without executing a restart of the server.

status

Prints the status of the tablet server, including information on the node instance, bound RPC addresses, bound HTTP addresses, and version information.

Syntax

yb-ts-cli [ --server_address=<host>:<port> ] status
  • host:port: The host and port of the tablet server. Default is localhost:9100.

For an example, see Return the status of a tablet server

Flags

The following flags can be used, when specified, with the commands above.

--force

Use this flag with the set_flag command to allow a change to a flag that is not explicitly marked as runtime-settable. Note that the change may be ignored on the server or may cause the server to crash, if unsafe values are provided.

Default: false

--server-address

The address (host and port) of the tablet server to run against.

Default: localhost:9100

--timeout_ms

The duration, in milliseconds (ms), before the RPC request times out.

Default: 60000 (1000 ms = 1 sec)

Examples

Return the status of a tablet server

./bin/yb-ts-cli -server_address=127.0.0.1 status
node_instance {
  permanent_uuid: "237678d61086489991080bdfc68a28db"
  instance_seqno: 1579278624770505
}
bound_rpc_addresses {
  host: "127.0.0.1"
  port: 9100
}
bound_http_addresses {
  host: "127.0.0.1"
  port: 9000
}
version_info {
  git_hash: "83610e77c7659c7587bc0c8aea76db47ff8e2df1"
  build_hostname: "yb-macmini-6.dev.yugabyte.com"
  build_timestamp: "06 Jan 2020 17:47:22 PST"
  build_username: "jenkins"
  build_clean_repo: true
  build_id: "743"
  build_type: "RELEASE"
  version_number: "2.0.10.0"
  build_number: "4"
}

Display the current hybrid time

./bin/yb-ts-cli  [ --server_address=yb-tserver-1:9100 ] current_hybrid_time
6470519323472437248