On 10 June 2012 19:47, Joshua Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> wrote: > So currently we have a major limitation in binary replication, where it is > not possible to "remaster" your system (that is, designate the most caught-up > standby as the new master) based on streaming replication only. This is a > major limitation because the requirement to copy physical logs over scp (or > similar methods), manage and expire them more than doubles the administrative > overhead of managing replication. This becomes even more of a problem if > you're doing cascading replication.
The "major limitation" was solved by repmgr close to 2 years ago now. So while you're correct that the patch to fix that assumed that archiving worked as well, it has been possible to operate happily without it. http://www.repmgr.org New versions for 9.2 will be out soon. -- Simon Riggs http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers