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Comment Re:Does it matter? (Score 1) 237

Hm, interesting, I haven't observed that. FWIW, I don't think you need to lock the tables if you're using innodb - you can dump the db with the 'single-transaction' option. I don't deny your experience... but I dunno.

Now, I have had problems with replication halting in odd ways and having to skip errors. That's annoying, indeed.

Anyhow, I'll happily leave MySQL behind and move to PostgreSQL any chance I get.

Comment Re:Does it matter? (Score 4, Informative) 237

> We started using PostgreSQL back when Sun bought MySQL

Right on. And PostgreSQL is about to remove one of the last big barriers for using it - streaming replication is coming in 9.0. Huzzah! I was just listening to a "Rails on PostgreSQL" talk from Pivotal Labs and that was cited as one of the few places where MySQL was ahead... not for long...

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