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.


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