You could have a look at the more recent 5.1 releases, those support
semi-synchronous replication iirc.
On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Tompkins Neil <
> Thanks for your quick response.
> Basically our need for replication is because our websites access a local
> MySQL database - which is fine. In our remote office, we also need to
> access this MySQL database too however the connect time/ query speed is
> slow. At the moment the application in the office needs to update certain
> fields (not all). Therefore I thought we'd look into using replication.
> In your opinion what is the best method for us to use ?
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Mark Goodge <mark@stripped>
> > On 24/06/2010 09:18, Tompkins Neil wrote:
> >> HI,
> >> We have set-up MySQL Community Server 5.1.46 with Master to Slave
> >> replication and everything appears to be working correctly, however I
> >> a
> >> couple of questions which I hope somebody can shed some light.
> >> (1) When the network connection goes down between the master and slave
> >> servers, it would appear that the updates are only sent from the master
> >> the slave, but not from the slave to the master when the connect is
> >> re-established. Is this correct ?
> > Yes. Replication is one-way by default. If you want two-way replication
> > have to set it up explicitly with both servers simultaneously acting as
> > master and slave.
> > (2) What is the situation regarding conflicts if the same master and
> >> record is edited at the same time ?
> > You shouldn't normally edit records on the slave while it's acting as a
> > slave. Replication has two main functions: to provide a "hot backup" of
> > master so that you can switch to the slave as the new master instantly
> > should the master fail, and to allow load balancing by performing all
> > on the slave (or multiple slaves) and updating only the master (eg, where
> > you have a web cluster with each web server having its own MySQL instance
> > acting as a slave from a central master updated from your CMS).
> > Two-way replication is possible, but there are rarely any significant
> > benefits from it. If you do use two-way replication, you have to
> > locking at the application level as MySQL doesn't provide it natively.
> > See the replication FAQ for more information:
> > http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/replication-faq.html
> > Mark
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