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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <>
Subject Re: [Replication] Using time offsets instead of absolute time
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:24:22 GMT
IMO, NTP is the way to go. Time synchronizing servers when doing
replication is a part of the deal. Any other solution is a bit
overworkilling, when kikking some sysadmin's bottom could do the job
more efficiently ;)

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 3:57 AM, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The first thread on replication after Emmanuel's comments started taking a
> turn towards the question of time synchronization across replicating
> servers.  Time synchronization is very nice to have and forget about while
> writing the code around replication.  And yes we do not have control over it
> since administrators can fudge this up.
> Another alternative would be to have all the servers in the cluster
> communicate with one another on occasion to share their current time to
> establish offsets.  These offsets (differences in time) between servers in
> replication agreements can be used to correct for any time variance we might
> encounter.  Furthermore if the time is adjusted on the hosts, the cluster
> can adjust to time changes.
> Alex

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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