Post on new 5.1 and 6.0 replication features

I’ve just come across the following post on new 5.1 and 6.0 replication features which was quite interesting.

A few features mentioned such as:

  • pluggable replication architecture
  • semi-synchronous replication
  • time-delayed replication
  • scriptable replication

sound like things what are going the right way. For those of still using 5.0 we’ll have to wait for quite a long time before we will actually be able to use them. At least some of this gives us an incentive to upgrade.

No mention yet of N:1 replication, or making the replication process separate from the main mysqld process. The latter is much easier now and would only require minimal hooks in a plugin at each send of the replication path. However, these are things that can come in the future.

So I’m looking forward to seeing how things progress and what other new features will be added.

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Simon J Mudd

Born in England, I now live in Spain, but spent a few years living in the Netherlands. I previously worked in banking (financial markets) both in IT and as a broker, but IT has always had a stronger influence. Now working at booking.com as a Senior Database Administrator. Other interests include photography, and travel. Simon is married, with two children and lives in Madrid.

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