> Actually, I'm not seeing the use-case for a slave having a different
> setting from the master at all?
> 
>       "My backup server is less reliable than the primary."
> 
>       "My backup server is more reliable than the primary."
> 
> Somehow, neither of these statements seem likely to be uttered by
> a sane DBA ...

My backup server is actually my dev machine.
My backup server is just a reporting machine.
My backup machine is using SATA just because it is just an absolute
emergency machine.
My backups machine is also my web server.

Real world dictates differently. Let's not forget that not every company
can spend 100k on two identical machines, yet many companies can spend
50k + 5k for a backup machine based on Sata or secondary services.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

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