By Zoltan Böszörmenyi

Replication is a sophisticated topic yet this instructional makes it so uncomplicated to assimilate because of a gently established procedure in line with examples and screenshots. As a PostrgreSQL administrator it is going to extend your horizons.


  • Explains the hot replication good points brought in PostgreSQL 9
  • Contains effortless to appreciate motives and plenty of screenshots that simplify a complicated subject like replication
  • Teaches PostgreSQL directors the best way to preserve consistency among redundant assets and to enhance reliability, fault-tolerance, and accessibility

In Detail

PostgreSQL deals a entire set of replication similar beneficial properties, which are used to make your database servers extra powerful and far more scalable. Unleashing the facility of PostgreSQL offers the consumer with numerous possibilities and a aggressive virtue over different database structures. To make issues extra strong, PostgreSQL can be utilized along with a handful of subtle instruments serving quite a few assorted wishes comparable to queuing, logical replication, or simplified transaction log handling.

"PostgreSQL Replication" is a pragmatic, hands-on consultant to PostgreSQL replication. it's going to give you the theoretical heritage in addition to basic examples displaying you the way to make replication paintings in your method. A extensive toolchain could be offered in addition to mature PostgreSQL-core technology.

"PostgreSQL Replication" starts off with an advent to replication ideas in addition to the actual boundaries of alternative replication options. you can be guided via a number of recommendations reminiscent of Point-In-Time-Recovery, transaction-log-based replication and you'll be brought to a suite of replication-related instruments. within the ultimate bankruptcy you are going to discover ways to scale PostgreSQL to many various servers utilizing PL/Proxy.

You will how to reset PostgreSQL to a undeniable time limit and determine how one can mirror info in lots of methods. you are going to take care of either synchronous in addition to asynchronous replication. as well as that, the publication covers vital issues, similar to Slony, and enhancements with nearly no downtime. we'll additionally disguise vital performance-related issues to ensure your database setups gives you excessive velocity AND excessive availability.

"PostgreSQL Replication" includes the entire details you want to layout and function replicated setups. you are going to research every little thing you want to understand on your day-by-day paintings and much more.

What you are going to study from this book

  • Recover a PostgreSQL database to a definite element in time
  • Set up asynchronous and synchronous streaming replication
  • Handle transaction log records efficiently
  • Learn approximately Linux excessive Availability
  • Get to grips with Slony replication
  • Get PL/Proxy to scale infinitely
  • Understand pgpool and pgbouncer to enhance pace and reliability
  • Perform quickly on-the-fly backups
  • Increase reliability and throughput
  • Improve information protection and geographically distribute data


This booklet has a bankruptcy devoted to each one point of replication. the recent good points of PostgreSQL nine are brought and there are various functional examples and screenshots.

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The person clicks at the shop button. • The person will achieve the subsequent web page; a learn request could be issued °° If we prove on node zero we are going to be fine—the info is anticipated to be there. °° If we turn out on node 1 we would no longer see the information at this element if we're replicating asynchronously. Theoretically there can be a small window when you are utilizing synchronous replication subsequently. this may bring about unusual habit at the purchaser aspect. a customary case of odd habit will be: A consumer creates a profile. as a result a row is written. on the very subsequent second the consumer desires to stopover at his or her profile and fee the information. If she or he occurs to learn from a duplicate, the knowledge is probably not there already. when you are writing an online program you want to hold this within the again in case your brain. To get round this factor, you could have offerings: • reflect synchronously, that's much more pricey • Set delay_threshold within the pooler config delay_threshold defines the utmost lag a slave is authorized to need to nonetheless obtain reads. The atmosphere is outlined in bytes of adjustments contained in the XLOG. So, if you happen to set this to 1024 a slave is just allowed to be 1 KB of XLOG at the back of the grasp. another way it's going to no longer obtain learn requests. [ 157 ] Configuring Slony Slony is among the such a lot frequent replication ideas within the box of PostgreSQL. it isn't only one of the oldest replication implementations, but additionally person who has the main help via exterior instruments corresponding to PgAdmin3 and others. during this bankruptcy we are going to take a deep examine Slony and combine Slony into your replication setups. additionally, you will discover which difficulties you could clear up with Slony. the next issues could be coated: • fitting Slony • The Slony method structure • Replicating tables • Deploying DDLs • dealing with failovers fitting Slony to put in Slony we will be able to obtain the newest tarball from slony. details. As continuously we are going to practice a resource set up so you might be capable of mirror an identical technique for many working structures. For the aim of this bankruptcy we have now used the next model of Slony: http://slony. info/downloads/2. 2/source/slony1-2. 2. zero. b3. tar. bz2 after we have downloaded the package deal we will be able to extract it operating the subsequent command: tar xvfj slony1-2. 2. zero. b3. tar. bz2 Configuring Slony The tarball will inflate and we will be able to flow ahead to bring together the code. to construct the code we needs to inform Slony the place to appear for pg_config. the aim of pg_config is to supply the add-on module with all of the information regarding the construct strategy of PostgreSQL itself. this fashion we will be able to make sure that PostgreSQL and Slony are compiled an analogous approach. On our demo setup PostgreSQL is living in /usr/local/pgsql which will competently suppose that PostgreSQL will live within the bin listing of the install: . /configure --with-pgconfigdir=/usr/local/pgsql/bin make su root make set up after we have completed configure, we will be able to bring together the code by way of calling make. Then we will be able to change to root (in case PostgreSQL has been put in as root) and set up the binaries to their ultimate vacation spot.

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