Subject Re: AW: [IBO] Offtopic: Data replication.
> I plan to have a Trustware based replication module for IBO. I would be most
> grateful if everyone interested in working together on replication would
> rally around this effort.

I'm quite happy with that.

> It will include the NT Service module and have some admin tools to set it
> all up.

I already have a services module, but would be happy to 'standardize', it is
starting to bring rewards in other areas. I just need to finish porting my last
major system over.

> Here's the parts we need to figure out.
> Our own system metadata definitions. We will have tables that store how
> everything is configured. Changes to those table will trigger the governor
> service to implement those changes in the database. If successful the
> metadata will reflect the status, if not error entries will be given. This
> will make it really easy to setup remote administration of governor services
> do all the actual work.

I presume you are suggesting a set of REP$XXX tables that we can use as a

I have been looking at a means of tracking what has been downloaded to each
remote site, using user names as the flag and a timestamp for version. I had
trouble with it as the remote sites all pull when they have a connection, rather
than the center pushing changes.

I haven't really thought about it fully as the reason for needing it went away
when British Telecom admitted that they had not set up the network correctly,
and so I really was seeing network faults rather than software ones. It's only
taken them a YEAR so we are looking into billing them for the waste of time.
They had always blamed me! ( The engineer who admitted the problem has been
'moved on' ! )

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services