There are several approaches on replication/failover - you might have heard of Slony, Londiste, pgPool and some other tools. WAL Replication is different from all of them in one aspect - it doesn't let you query slave database (until 9.0, in ...

I tend to write about new features in new versions of PostgreSQL, but this patch actually fixes one of the things that annoy me a lot, so here it goes: On 26th of January, Simon Riggs committed: Log Message: ----------- Fix longstanding gripe that ...