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Re: Streaming replication, loose ends

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Streaming replication, loose ends
Date: 2010-01-15 17:17:38
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On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 05:36 -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> > I've now committed streaming replication. I moved the files around a
> > bit, and put the walreceiver/walsender stuff in a new
> > src/backend/replication subdirectory. There's enough stuff there already
> > to deserve a new subdirectory, and if we add the capability for
> > streaming base backups etc. that has been discussed, we will have more
> > code in there.
> > 
> > But it's not time to party yet. There's still a few loose ends we need
> > to address:
> > 
> > Documentation. The patch originally moved around some sections, but I
> > didn't include that in the committed version, to make it clear in the
> > diff what exactly was added/changed. But I do agree with the original
> > thought of adding a new "Replication" chapter, and moving all the
> > replication and standby related stuff there from the "Backup and
> > Restore" chapter, so let's start working on that.
> Uh, do we really want to call this "replication" rather than archive log
> streaming or something.  It seems "replication" is a generic term and
> will confuse people who are using other replication solutions like
> Slony.

+1, it is not replication. I would call it something like continuous
archiving or streaming pitr

Joshua D. Drake

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