[Bucardo-general] install bucardo on target server.

Joshua Tolley josh at endpoint.com
Fri Feb 14 19:39:37 UTC 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 02:09:30PM -0800, tiger peng wrote:
>    Hello All,
>    I am trying to using bucardo (b5) to replicate tables from multiple
>    database on multiple hosts. So I plan to install bucardo on Slave host.
>    My questions are:
>    if there is network glitch, while the replication catch up later when
>    the connection is restored? If so where the change buffered? Is there
>    performance impact on masters?

The short answer is "yes, bucardo will (try to) catch up later".

When a sync is created, bucardo creates a new schema in each master database,
containing several tables. When a change occurs in a database, it gets
recorded in those tables. If Bucardo can't, or doesn't, replicate the change
immediately for whatever reason, the change sits in those tables until
conditions allow it to be replicated.

If there get to be lots of changes buffered, it can take a lot of work for
bucardo to catch up, and sometimes it's effectively impossible, such as when
transaction serialization or other locking problems get in the way. Just how
much downtime you can support without that sort of problem depends very much
on your setup and what other stuff is using your database. It's a good idea to
monitor bucardo to make sure it's replicating properly, because otherwise you
might go for months buffering these changes, and not know about it. You might
use check_postgres to do that (http://bucardo.org/wiki/Check_postgres), or
some other tool of your choice.

Josh Tolley   josh at endpoint.com   801-987-0252
End Point Corporation  http://www.endpoint.com
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