On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 12:55 PM, Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote:
>> Josh is arguing that we ought to use the term "replication", but it
> Actually, no. I'm arguing that we should use the term "standby", since
> that term is consistent with how we refer to replica servers throughout
> the docs, and the term "recovery" is not.
>> seems to me that's just as misleading - maybe moreso, since "recovery"
>> is sufficiently a term of art to make you at least think about reading
>> the manual, whereas you know (or think you know) what replication is.
> Nope.  What it means is that users see stuff relating to "recovery" and
> say "oh, that's not right, the replication stuff must be somewhere else".
> I've taught a half-dozen classes on PostgreSQL binary replication now,
> and the "recovery" nomenclature *always* confuses students.

Yeah, I get it.  But I think standby would confuse them, too, just in
a different set of situations.

Robert Haas
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