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From:Eric Bergen Date:April 29 2009 6:02pm
Subject:Re: Question on replication terminology
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Dual master replication can be either dual master dual write or dual
master single writer. The latter is preferred. In this configuration
replication is connected in both directions but clients only ever
connect to one master at a time. It's just as safe as master -> slave
replication if you handle the failover correctly.


On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Claudio Nanni <claudio.nanni@stripped> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I would only like to stress that the only supported (and recommended)
> replication solution in MySQL is
> Master--->Slave  replication.
> In this scenario you can have ONLY one master and (virtually) any number of
> slaves.
> There is NO other safe replication solution.
> The terms you mention seems to refer to the same solution, where you have
> two servers each acting as a master:
> this is a non standard dangerous scenario in MySQL and requires application
> logic awareness.
> Hope to have brought a little light in your mind
> Cheers
> Claudio
> Vikram Vaswani wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm new to replication and looking through some docs on how to use it.
>> Could
>> someone please tell me if the following terms mean the same thing or, if
>> not, what is the difference:
>> master-master replication
>> dual-master replication
>> bidirectional replication
>> TIA
>> -BT
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Eric Bergen
Question on replication terminologyVikram Vaswani27 Apr
  • Re: Question on replication terminologyClaudio Nanni29 Apr
    • Re: Question on replication terminologyEric Bergen29 Apr
      • Re: Question on replication terminologyCurtis Maurand29 Apr