Christopher Browne wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Hideyuki Kawashima) wrote:
>> I appreciate your quick & informative reply. And, I also really
>> appreciate your kind comments. Since I have joined this ML 3 hours
>> ago, I tried to be polite and slightly nervous. But I was relieved
>> by your message.
> Your idea sounds interesting; there is likely to be a considerable
> resistance to mechanisms, however, that would be likely to make
> PostgreSQL less robust.
> Be aware, also, that in a public forum like this, people are sometimes
> less gentle than Joshua.
> The fundamental trouble with this mechanism is that a power outage can
> instantly turn a database into crud.
I can think of a few places where I don't care about the data if the
power is lost -
* Web-based session data
A lot of web sites have separate session-only databases.
If the database goes down, we have to truncate the tables anyways when
it comes back up.
* Reporting slaves
We have replication slaves setup for internal (staff-only) reporting.
Often a lot of temp and summary tables as well.
If the data is lost, don't care. Its a reporting database.
Re-syncing from another slave is no biggie for total data loss.
Less a concern given the speed increase of the data it creates as well
as data coming in from the master.
* Front-end cache slaves
Same type of situation as the reporting slaves.
Basic front-end cache that replicates data to take load off the master.
The slaves still have to do all the same insert/updates, but this means
they'll spend less time in locks.
They crash, point the apps to the master or another slave while you fix it.
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