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Re: Replication documentation addition

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Replication documentation addition
Date: 2006-10-25 02:54:13
Message-ID: 200610250254.k9P2sDF09727@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 00:20 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Here is a new replication documentation section I want to add for 8.2:
> > 
> > 	ftp://momjian.us/pub/postgresql/mypatches/replication
> > 
> > Comments welcomed.
> 
> It's a very good start to a complete minefield of competing solutions.
> 
> My first thought would be to differentiate between clustering and
> replication, which will bring out many differences.

I have gone with "fail-over" and "load balancing" in the updated text.

> My second thought would be to differentiate between load balancing,
> multi-threading, parallel query, high availability and recoverability,
> which would probably sort out the true differences in the above mix. But
> that wouldn't help most people and almost everybody would find fault.

Yep.

> IMHO most people I've spoken to take "replication" to mean an HA
> solution, so perhaps we should cover it in those terms.

Yes, I removed any reference to replication.  It seemed too general.

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