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PostgreSQL Replication Paperback – August 26, 2013
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About the Author
Zoltan Böszörmenyi has over 15 years experience in the software development and IT industry. He started working with PostgreSQL in 1995 and has since been working exclusively developing and implementing solutions using it. Among many other things, he has extended ECPG, the embedded SQL-in-C flavor in PostgreSQL. He has also developed unique solutions for POS hardware. He also occasionally does training on PostgreSQL. He has held senior-level positions but now serves as the CTO of Cybertec Schönig & Schönig GmbH.
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A good portion of the book is a copy of the postgresql manual. If I knew this before hand, I would have just stayed with reading the official manuals.
Although the book does try to provide wide coverage of the diverse topics involved, it also suffers because it is unable to cover any of them very deeply, rendering it useful for only superficial introduction to each method. Longer-term operational tips, advanced features, troubleshooting, and performance tuning information that would be needed for any serious users is very minimal, so you will need to be prepared to consult other references. Generally the book assumes you are already familiar with installing and using PostgreSQL from the command-line, and are comfortable compiling and editing configuration files for programs distributed in tarballs. Most of the text is pretty OS agnostic, but it is clear that sometimes Mac OS X and sometimes Linux were used to create the examples in the book (the Linux-HA chapter is mostly Linux specific, and Debian-specific install commands are sometimes also offered for convenience).
However, keeping in mind those technical limitations of the book, it still does a very admirable attempt to give the reader enough information to be aware of what is possible with PostgreSQL replication and make a selection appropriate for your project. It's definitely worth the read if you're unsure which technique you should be using for your replication needs.
In conclusion, this is a great book for a novice Postgresql administrator who wants to get an idea about wide range of different replication solutions. It also may be nice for an experienced user who is not familiar with a particular replication solution and would like to get a general idea about it.
Overall, it was a nice reading, simple language, mostly very clear.
All possibilities are explored and detailled.
The "how to" are well documentated. If you have to make replications even if you are an expert, this book can help you.
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