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Re: [GENERAL] Transaction logging

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: michael(dot)davis(at)prevuenet(dot)com (Michael Davis)
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Transaction logging
Date: 1999-02-24 03:02:07
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> What would it take to have transaction logging added to Postgres.  I am a
> c/c++ programmer and will consider contributing to the Postgres development
> effort.  I really like everything I see and read about Postgres.  As a
> result, I am strongly considering Postgres as the database engine for my
> Membership database application.  My customer is willing to invest in a
> commercial database, but most of the commercial databases I have briefly
> looked at fall a little short in one way or another.  I have several
> concerns/needs that I am willing to implement and/or support:
> 	- Outer join support in views

In the works.  Perhaps for 6.5, probably not.

> 	- Transaction logging
> 	- Some form of mirroring, shadowing, or replication
> 	- The current locking mechanism is of some concern.  I need to make
> sure that one user can read a record and then a second can read and update
> that same record.

MVCC locking in 6.5.  Will do what you need.
> 	- If the first user attempts to update that record, what happens?

Hard to explain.  Will wait or update a copy while read's use an older
copy fo the row.

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