On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Jeff Janes <jeff.ja...@gmail.com> writes:
>> I don't understand why this is controversial.  In the current code, if
>> you have a master and a single sync standby, and the master disappears
>> and you promote the standby, now the new master is running *without a
>> standby*.
> If you configured it to use sync rep, it won't accept any transactions
> until you give it a standby.  If you configured it not to, then it's you
> that has changed the replication requirements.

Sure, but isn't that a very common usage?  Maybe my perceptions are
out of whack, but I commonly hear about fail-over and rarely hear
about using more than one slave so that you can fail over and still
have a positive number of slaves.



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