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Re: mysql backup quesiton

 Cole Tuininga wrote: 
> 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 
> thing: 

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