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Take a look at the archives. There have been a thread titled 'Multimaster
furher work' (on -devel I believe) about 1 and a half year ago on this
subject that highlighted a good number of problems and most of the 'why is
its use discouraged?'
Ottavio Campana disse:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 03:37:40AM -0700, Howard Chu wrote:
>> The --enable-multimaster switch has been disabled in the configure
>> script for quite a long time. Specifying it on the configure command
>> accomplishes nothing, which is why portable.h doesn't get it enabled.
>> Since the feature is unsupported and its use is discouraged, you're
>> expected to know what you're doing if you want to enable it. Knowing
>> how to enable it is the first step in "knowing what you're doing."
>> Editing portable.h by hand is not the right way.
> why is it discouraged? I think it can be useful in order to let update
> the tree from more server. Think for example when you've got more
> distribuited replicated servers connected with vpns and the links fail
> when you need to modify the data in the tree...
> Is there a better way of solving the problem, without using the
> multimaster feature?
> Non c'è più forza nella normalità, c'è solo monotonia.