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Re: [HACKERS] Replication documentation addition

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Dawid Kuroczko <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Replication documentation addition
Date: 2006-10-26 18:27:33
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On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 11:59:57AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 08:42:07PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> > > > Something else worth doing though is to have a paragraph explaining why
> > > > there's no built-in replication. I don't have time to write something
> > > > right now, but I can do it later tonight if no one beats me to it.
> > > 
> > > I thought that was implied in the early paragraph about why there are
> > > many solutions.
> > 
> > I think we should explicitely spell it out, especially considering how
> > many times people ask about it. How about...
> > 
> >  This multitude of choices is why PostgreSQL does not ship with a
> >  replication solution by default; any bundled solution would only
> >  satisfy a subset of replication needs.
> The problem is that we do have some solutions in our code, like doing
> data partitioning in the application, warm standby, or using a shared
> disk for failover, so how do we spell that out?  I say there are
> multiple solutions, but I don't see how I can say that all are external
> and not included.

Good point... how about this?
Jim Nasby                                            jim(at)nasby(dot)net
EnterpriseDB      512.569.9461 (cell)

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