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Re: XA Support for Postgres

From: Håkan Jacobsson <hakan(dot)jacobsson(at)relevanttraffic(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: XA Support for Postgres
Date: 2008-01-07 16:26:11
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Thanx for your answer.
So, if I want XA-support I need postgresql 8.1 at least on the databases I need to use?

I'm using a postgres-ds.xml with XA-support (JBoss config file) which I think you suggested to use (I found it on some jira-related site). Is that all I need to have XA-support/two-phase-commit-support? I mean there is nothing to modify in my code or elsewhere?

Håkan Jacobsson - System Developer

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Ämne: Re: [JDBC] XA Support for Postgres

Håkan Jacobsson wrote:
> Hi,
> I've posted earlier about this. I had problems connecting to the two postgresql databases our company system uses when migrating to JBoss 4.2.2.GA .
> Lots of exceptions about 'Generic JDBC connection can not be created' (something like that).
> I got a solution from a guy here at the mailing list. By using a JBoss database configuration file (postgres-ds.xml)  with 'XA-support' we got rid of the exceptions.
> I've tried to search google to understand what this 'XA-support' really does, but I haven't  found that much (other than an old thread 'XA-support for Postgres) dating back to 2005.
> Can someone point me to some good documentation for the XA-support for Postgres?

X/Open XA is a standard interface for performing two-phase commit across
different resource managers, like databases.

In Java-world, XA is mapped to the Java Transaction API (JTA). XA
support basically means that the driver comes with an implementation of
the javax.sql.XADataSource interface.

You need two-phase commit if you want to update two databases in a
single atomic transaction.

   Heikki Linnakangas

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