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Re: Missing "New Node"

From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Missing "New Node"
Date: 2005-06-09 11:38:01
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Dave Page wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Andreas Pflug [mailto:pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de] 
>>Sent: 09 June 2005 11:33
>>To: Dave Page
>>Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne; pgadmin-hackers
>>Subject: Re: Missing "New Node"
>>Hm, let me think what I might have been thinking those days.
>>1) Set/Subscription
>>Generally, new <object> on a <object> collection should be 
>>possible as 
>>well as <new same obj> on a <object>. If that's missing, 
>>something's wrong.
>>In this case, things might be screwed up, because adding 
>>are only possible on sets that are not owned by the current 
>>node, while 
>>maintaining sets is only possible on the owning node. 
>>Currently, own and 
>>foreign sets/replications (viewed from the current node) aren't 
>>distinguishable, so we probably should add icons to differentiate.

I just quick'n'dirty added some new icons to distinguish own and foreign 
sets/subscriptions. This should be refactored some day, to use different 

> Sounds reasonable - something definitely ain't right though. For
> example, using the databases created by Slony's test_1_pgbench test, if
> I browse the slony_test1 database (the origin), and go to
> Replication/T1/Replication Sets/Set 1 - pgbench tables, I can
> right-click and select New Object->Add [Table|Sequence]. However, if I
> right-click the child sequences or Tables collection nodes, I only get
> the Refresh option. Istm that I should get Add Sequence/Add Table on
> those.


> The same applies to the Subscriptions node on the slony_test2 database -
> there is no Add Subscription option. There is one on the Set node (as
> there is for Tables/Sequences on the origin), however this throws an
> exception when selected.

This can't possibly be a bug, no? ;-)
>>2) Nodes
>>IIRC In the beginning I explicitely didn't allow "New Node" because a 
>>new replication node is created implicitely when a db is joined to a 
>>With pgAdmin, there's a new "administrative node", which 
>>holds paths to 
>>the replication nodes being maintained. There should be code 
>>in "create 
>>cluster" and "Join Cluster" to create the administrative node as well.
> I'd kindof assumed that the 'administrative' node was the origin node.
>>pgAdmin needs access to all replication node servers, and 
>>thus needs to 
>>store the connection info somewhere as well. This is done 
>>regarding the 
>>pgAdmin machine (and all machines with similar connectivity) as 
>>"administrative node", and the conn info is stored in the sl_path the 
>>usual way. The sl_node itself won't tell the difference, 
>>there's just no 
>>slon process running on it but a pgadmin (or phppgadmin :-).
> So how does this work with slonik created clusters (such as I have)? Is
> this why I seem to be unable to join existing clusters (the server and
> other combos are all blank, even with other nodes running on the local
> machine).

Bug, fixed in svn. All registered servers should appear.

It might be necessary to add the admin node for your machine, as well as 
paths to the nodes.


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