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PostgreSQL 9 High Availability Cookbook

By : Shaun Thomas
Book Image

PostgreSQL 9 High Availability Cookbook

By: Shaun Thomas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
PostgreSQL 9 High Availability Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Installing the components

The two main components to the software we use in this chapter are Corosync and Pacemaker. Each of these is comprised of or depends on several other elements and prerequisites. For now, we'll simply refer to the entire suite as Pacemaker, as it comprises the bulk of how we will control the failover system.

This recipe should be relatively short, as we will only discuss installation of Corosync and Pacemaker, not their configuration.

Getting ready

Red-Hat-based systems such as Fedora, CentOS, and Scientific Linux will already have Pacemaker in their repositories. Debian and its derivatives such as Ubuntu also include Pacemaker as an optional install from standard repositories. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) itself, however, only offers the software as a paid add-on, available at

Whatever choice you make, it shouldn't be necessary to compile Pacemaker from source on most Linux distributions.