|From:||Paul Breen <pbreen(at)computerpark(dot)co(dot)uk>|
|Subject:||Database replication under Postgres|
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Hello all, I wonder if anyone could help me.
I'm currently working on a project where it is essential that we have some
kind of replication of our production database. I've found a number of
'near' solutions (e.g., doing a piped 'COPY IN/OUT' using psql - one
local and one remote - from a simple shell script) but this doesn't
'synchronise' the data, it just piles ALL the data from one database into
I've also looked into setting up rules on a table to NOTIFY me of an
insert|update|delete and then have a program that queries the difference
between the two databases and synchronises them accordingly. This is ok to
a point but is not particularly elegant or efficient. Basically I was
wondering if anyone knows of a better way of doing it or if someone has
written a tool for automating replication with Postgres.
If we were replicating data from one table to another in the SAME DATABASE
it would be easy to set up a rule such as:
CREATE RULE itbl1 AS ON INSERT TO tbl1 DO (INSERT INTO tbl2
Ideally, I suppose what I am after - and I dare say I'm hoping to much -
is a simple solution that says the same as the above rule but where
"tbl2" is a table in a remote host's database.
I would be really grateful to hear from other users' experiences with any
form of replication/synchronisation under Postgres.
Thanks in advance.
Paul M. Breen
Computer Park Ltd
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