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Re: Slony1 or DRBD for replication ?

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: Pierre LEBRECH <pierre(dot)lebrech(at)laposte(dot)net>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Slony1 or DRBD for replication ?
Date: 2006-04-21 01:42:43
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On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 07:42:29PM +0200, Pierre LEBRECH wrote:
> The second location should be used in case of emergency. So, if my first
> machine/system becomes unreachable for whatever reason, I want to be
> able to switch very quickly to the other machine. Of course, the goal is
> to have no loss of data. That is the context.
> Furthermore, I have experience with DRBD (not on databases) and I do not
> know if DRBD would be the best way to solve this replication problem.
> Thanks for any suggestions and explanations.
> PS : my database is actualy in production in a critical environment

I believe that Continuent currently has the only no-loss (ie:
syncronous) replication solution. DRBD might allow for this as well, if
it can be setup to not return from fsync until the data's been
Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com
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