Markus Schiltknecht wrote: > Hi, > > Bruce Momjian wrote: > > I have updated the text. Please let me know what else I should change. > > I am unsure if I should be mentioning commercial PostgreSQL products in > > our documentation. > > I support your POV and vote for not including any pointers to commercial > extensions in the official documentation. If at all, they should go to > 'external-projects.sgml', where PostGIS, PgAdmin and other projects are > mentioned. > > I can't really get excited about the exclusion of the term > 'replication', because it's what most people are looking for. It's a > well known term. Sorry if it sounded that way, but I've not meant to > avoid that term.
OK, I have re-added the term "replication" as appropriate. > The newly created terms 'Query Broadcast Load Balancing' or even worse > 'Multi-Master Load Balancing' are more confusing than helpful, because > these terms do not exist. (See the googlefight in ) OK, renamed. > Can we name the chapter "Fail-over, Load-Balancing and Replication > Options"? That would fit everything and contain the necessary buzz words. Yes. Done, "cluster" added too. > Also, I'm still missing Multi- vs Single-Master, which are also commonly > used terms. Yea, not sure how to get those in because it somewhat confuses the "purpose" of the solution. > IMHO, it does not make sense to speak of a synchronous replication for a > 'Shared Disk Fail Over'. It's not replication, because there's no replica. Agreed. Modified. > The Data Partitioning paragraph should probably mention it's close > relation with data partitioning across table spaces (and make the > differences clear). Uh, so you I/O load with table spaces. Uh, that seems too far a reach to mention here. > What you call 'Query Broadcast Load Balancing' is also a multi-master > replication, thus naming only the later 'Multi-Master Load Balancing' > misleading. Renamed. > I'd propose to add a subsection 'Synchronous, Multi-Master Replication' > and explain the different possibilities on how to do that: > > * Query-Based > * with 2PC > * Distributed SHMEM > * (perhaps mention the optimized Postgres-R algorithm ;-) > > What you called 'Single-Query Clustering' is probably better known as > 'Parallel Query Execution'. It can be combined with all types of > replication (every combination of async / sync and Single- / > Multi-Master). It's maybe load balancing, but it depends on some form of > replication to distribute the data first. Good term. Added. > I liked Chris Browns documentation in  which was clearer regarding > replication (which can be used to do fail-over, load-balancing, > data-partitioning or parallel query execution). I'd like to keep all > those things a little more separate to get them clear. Please let me know how you like the new version at the ftp URL. -- Bruce Momjian [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly