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Re: "Clustering"

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "Clustering"
Date: 2006-11-20 22:18:29
Message-ID: 200611202218.kAKMITh16596@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> The heading "Multi-Master Replication Using Clustering" doesn't make 
> sense to me.  Clustering is bunching more than host together to achieve 
> a common goal.  Thus multimaster replication may be a way to achieve 
> clustering, but clustering is not a way to achieve multimaster 
> replication.  I don't actually see clustering defined in the 
> documentation.  Can someone explain the categorization?

I used the term clustering to mean that the servers work closely
together.  This is not as true with the other items on the page that are
not clustering.

> (FWIW, I think "Clustering For Parallel Query Execution" later in the 
> list is an appropriate use of the term.)

Yes, I saw it as a similar issue.

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