Thanks Kevin... I am working on something different right now but I'll soon
have to give it a go, one way or the other...
On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
> Our home-grown replication technique does synchronization checks
> during idle time. It works pretty well for us, and we do use md5sum
> techniques to minimize bandwidth.
> In summary, a process requests a middle tier on a "source" machine to
> send "sync" information; that middle tier reads some set of rows and
> sends the md5 sum of all data in the rows, along with information on
> what rows from which table were used to develop the number. The
> requesting process then asks similar middle tiers on all replication
> targets to return their md5sum for the same set of rows. If there are
> any differences, the source and all differing replication targets are
> queried for the actual values, which are compared using match-merge
> type logic on the primary key sequence.
> Something similar might work for you.
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