On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 4:08 AM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:

>   <para>
>     And on Subscriber database:
> <programlisting>
> CREATE SUBSCRIPTION mysub WITH CONNECTION <quote>dbname=foo host=bar
> user=repuser</quote> PUBLICATION mypub;
> </programlisting>
>   </para>
>   <para>
>     The above will start the replication process which synchronizes the
>     initial table contents of <literal>users</literal> and
>     <literal>departments</literal> tables and then starts replicating
>     incremental changes to those tables.
>   </para>
> </sect1>
> </chapter>

I think it's important for communication channels to be defined separately
from the subscriptions.

If I have nodes 1/2 + 3/4 which operate in pairs, I don't really want to
have to have a script reconfigure replication on 3/4 every-time we do
maintenance on 1 or 2.

3/4 need to know they subscribe to mypub and that they have connections to
machine 1 and machine 2. The replication system should be able to figure
out which (of 1/2) has the most recently available data.

So, I'd rather have:


Notice I explicitly did not tell it how to get the publication but if we
did have a preference the DNS weighting model might be appropriate.

I'm not certain the subscription needs to be named. IMO, a publication
should have the same properties on all nodes (so any node may become the
primary source). If a subscriber needs different behaviour for a
publication, it should be created as a different publication.

Documenting that ThisPub is different from ThatPub is easier than
documenting that ThisPub on node 1/2/4 is different from ThisPub on node
7/8, except Node 7 is temporarily on Node 4 too (database X instead of
database Y) due to that power problem.

Clearly this is advanced. An initial implementation may only allow mypub
from a single connection.

I also suspect multiple publications will be normal even if only 2 nodes.
Old slow moving data almost always got different treatment than fast-moving
data; even if only defining which set needs to hit the other node first and
which set can trickle through later.


Rod Taylor

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