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MemSQL Ops has been deprecated

Please follow this guide to learn how to migrate to SingleStore tools.

Available since MemSQL Ops version 4.0.31.

Update the root password for a MemSQL node.


usage: memsql-ops memsql-update-root-password [--settings-file SETTINGS_FILE]
                                              [--async] [--no-prompt]
                                              [-p PASSWORD]

Update the root password for a MemSQL node.

positional arguments:
  memsql_id             The ID of the MemSQL node.

optional arguments:
  --settings-file SETTINGS_FILE
                        A path to a MemSQL Ops settings.conf file. If not set,
                        we will use the file in the same directory as the
                        MemSQL Ops binary.
  --async               If this option is true, we will exit without waiting
                        for MemSQL Ops to finish updating the root password.
  --no-prompt           Skip interactive prompts if ID is not provided. This
                        should be used for non-interactive scripts and
  -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
                        The password to use for the root user on the MemSQL
  --no-confirmation     If this option is specified, we will update the root
                        password without prompting for confirmation.


  • memsql-update-root-password is an offline operation.
  • Before running memsql-update-root-password ensure there are no orphan partitions in the cluster. See Understanding Orphaned Partitions for detecting and resolving orphan partitions.
  • You must run RESTORE REDUNDANCY after using memsql-update-root-password on a leaf node in a cluster configured for high availability. If updating the root password of multiple leaf nodes using memsql-update-root-password you may run RESTORE REDUNDANCY after all leaf node root passwords have been updated.