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Re: mysql backup quesiton

 On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 09:35 -0500, Matthew Gillen wrote: 
> MySQL actually has a 'clustering' mode, where you can set up active 
> replication (hot-backups).  The basic gist of it is that one node is the 
> master, and all 'update' operations have to be done through it, and incur 
> extra overhead (since the transaction isn't complete until all replicas have 
> the change).  'Query' (ie non-modifying) types of operations can be done on 
> any of the replicas, IIRC. 

Careful with terminology here.  What you are describing is indeed called 
'replication' in MySQL land, but 'clustering' is an entirely different 

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