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Setting up MySQL Replication for High Availability

May 05, 2010, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"MySQL Replication is a feature of the MySQL server that allows you to replicate data from one MySQL database server (called the master) to one or more MySQL database servers (slaves). MySQL Replication has been supported in MySQL for a very long time and is an extremely flexible and powerful technology. Depending on the configuration, you can replicate all databases, selected databases, or even selected tables within a database.

"Replication is asynchronous, that is, the process of replication is not immediate and there is no guarantee that slaves have the same contents as the master (this is in contrast to MySQL Cluster)."

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