Re: [Emerald] Revelation

Kurt Schafer ( (no email) )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 15:46:05 -0500

You are correct in that replication delivers a replica (go figure) of the
data from the master server to the relica server in real time. There are no
inherant failover capabilities however.

As I mentioned, you can configure replication between servers and it works
great for authentication, but getting a working system for accounting is
another issue altogether as you can only replicate one way. (as far as I

Perhaps SQL 7.0 will address some of these issues.
(failover/cross-replication) I've also heard mention of failover
capabilities forthcoming in future versions of ODBC. I would appreciate
hearing any comments on these features if anybody has any.

= Kurt

-----Original Message-----
From: Brandon Bryant <>
To: '' <>
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 8:51 AM
Subject: RE: [Emerald] Revelation

>Maybe my idea of replication is not based in reality. I thought that it
>worked like mirrored drives, in that they both have the same information,
>when you change one, the other is automagically updated to match, and if
>one goes down, the other takes over.. But then, that would make too much
>sense for a Microsoft product. I think I'm going to have to re-evaluate
>the whole thing and put some more machines up..
>-----Original Message-----

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