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Re: Streaming replication, loose ends

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: 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 10:36:57
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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

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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