Is anyone replicating .5TB or higher?

Justin Kreger jkreger at
Wed Oct 22 16:02:58 EST 2003

If your wanting database replication, let the database software handle
the replication.  Most database server products have at least one way
replication.  Trying to have some file system level replication package
replicate all that data would be killer.. in fact, it would never finish
because really, you would have to shutdown the database while the data

On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 16:42, Justin Banks wrote:
> jw schultz wrote
> > On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 06:56:20AM -0700, Laura Ausel wrote:
> > > I've heard about using rsync to replicate data across the WAN, but need to know
> > > if anyone is using it on a large scale. 
> > 
> > Many are using it on large scales.  There are scaling issues
> > and mitigation depends on the definition of large.
> Whether rsync is useable for large datasets also depends on what your requirements
> for timeliness are. Running rsync against 600GB of data will take quite a long
> time, so you can only be guaranteed to be 'in sync' during relatively short
> time windows.
> -justinb
> -- 
> Justin Banks
> Constant Data, Inc.
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