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Re: Apache/MySQL question

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 03:05:34PM +0100, Jan Kokoska wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 12:30, Francis Tyers wrote:
> > hmm, you might want to look into mysql replication, i just googled and
> > got:
> > 
> > http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Replication.html
> > http://jeremy.zawodny.com/mysql/managing-mysql-replication.html
> > if you are on a lower budget, perhaps look at rsync ...
> > 
> > http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/
> We have this setup running here on a production server with 500+ web
> hosts, fs replicated using rsync (homebrown replication scripts in
> python, can be done in bash or just anything) and MySQL replication as
> described in the  documentation (also managed through scripts).
> We check the replication using Netsaint and both systems are an exact
> copy, at worst of 5 minutes ago. We stopped at the point of implementing
> some sort of STONITH, so no ip/service takeover yet.. considered how
> MySQL replication is crippled and unreliable (IMHO), this should not be
> done automagically anyway (or you have to provide really extensive
> workarounds and integrity checking).

Where does the "crippled and unreliable" opinion come from?  I'm not
sure if you're talking about replication itself or the failover

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