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MERGE SET - Merge Slony-I replication sets together

SLONIK MERGE SET(7) Slony-I 2.2.6 Documentation SLONIK MERGE SET(7)

NAME

MERGE SET - Merge Slony-I replication sets together

SYNOPSIS


MERGE SET (options);

DESCRIPTION

Merge a set of tables and sequences into another one. This function is a workaround for the problem that it is not possible to add tables/sequences to already-subscribed sets. One may create a temporary set, add the new objects to that, subscribe all nodes currently subscribed to the other set to this new one, and then merge the two together, eliminating the set ID that was being added.
This operation will refuse to be run if the two sets do not have exactly the same set of subscribers.
ID = ival
Unique ID of the set to contain the union of the two formerly separate sets.
ADD ID = ival
Unique ID of the set whose objects should be transferred into the above set.
ORIGIN = ival
Current origin node for both sets.
This uses “schemadocmergeset(p_add_id integer, p_set_id integer)” [not available as a man page].

EXAMPLE

     # Assuming that node 1 is the origin of set 999 that has direct subscribers 2 and 3
     SUBSCRIBE SET (ID = 999, PROVIDER = 1, RECEIVER = 2);
     SUBSCRIBE SET (ID = 999, PROVIDER = 1, RECEIVER = 3);
     MERGE SET ( ID = 1, ADD ID = 999, ORIGIN = 1 );
    

LOCKING BEHAVIOUR

No application-visible locking should take place.

DANGEROUS/UNINTUITIVE BEHAVIOUR

Merging takes place based on the configuration on the origin node. If a merge is requested while subscriptions are still being processed, this can cause in-progress subscribers' replication to break, as they'll be looking for configuration for this set which the merge request deletes. Do not be too quick to merge sets.

SLONIK EVENT CONFIRMATION BEHAVIOUR

Slonik waits for the command submitted to the previous event node to be confirmed on the specified event node before submitting this command. Slonik will also wait for any in progress subscriptions involving the ADD ID to be subscribed before submitting the MERGE SET command.

VERSION INFORMATION

This command was introduced in Slony-I 1.0.5. In 1.2.1, a race condition was rectified where the merge request would be submitted while subscriptions were still in process on subscribers; it refuses to merge before subscriptions are complete.
21 September 2017