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Re: Replication docs update

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Replication docs update
Date: 2012-03-21 16:06:27
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On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 16:44, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:01:34PM +0100, Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 22:26, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
>> > Our chapter, "Comparison of Different Solutions", needs an update to use
>> > our new streaming replication terminology, and an update to mention the
>> > synchronous option.
>> >
>> > Patch attached.  I would like to apply it to head and 9.1.
>>
>> Is it really a good idea to remove the name "hot standby" where you've
>> done so? It's a term that's pretty well set by now. Maybe instad "hot
>> standby using transaction log replication" instead of taking it away
>> completely?
>
> Well, hot/warm standby is really a side-feature of replication, not a
> replication technology itself.  WAL streaming is a replication

True. I'm just saying it's a term that many are familiar with, and
thus removing it doesn't entirely help. Removing PITR is a good idea
however :-)

> technology.  For example, Shared Disk Failover is technically a warm
> standby too.

Pretty sure Shared Disk qualifies as cold standby.

-- 
 Magnus Hagander
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