It certainly is less appealing after reading that. I've only read a limited
amount about how it functions. Thank you for pointing that out Perrin.

-Jeremy


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Perrin Harkins [mailtoerrin@elem.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 11:33 AM
> To: Jeremy Brooks
> Cc: 'Ken Perl'; modperl@perl.apache.org
> Subject: RE: clusters
>
> On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 11:28 -0500, Jeremy Brooks wrote:
> > There's also clustering in MySQL 5 that looks very enticing

> to me as
> > an additional layer or scale out and redundancy. It's not your
> > typical master/slave scenario and actaully allows for real load
> > balancing and failover.

>
> It's a pretty limited system, as described here:
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...mitations.html
>
> No referential integrity and no disk storage (!) are the main
> issues for me. It might be okay for transient data that you
> don't care about losing if the power goes out.
>
> - Perrin