[RDD] Syncing Riv between sites

Wayne Merricks waynemerricks at thevoiceasia.com
Mon Jul 20 17:16:56 EDT 2015

Yeah I thought as much.  I figure if I check in with the people who 
know better once every year or so, some bright spark may have performed 

I wouldn't actually mind too much if MySQL generated a manual 
reconciliation list but from memory it doesn't say much and the first 
thing you notice is your syncing stops working.  At which point there 
are usually dozens of changes to try and figure out.

I may have to accept that cross continent changes will be overwritten 
nightly, it is certainly the simpler option.

The only other thing I can think of is to set up a separate Riv group 
with enforced cart numbers for imports at each location.  I'd still lose 
the synchronicity of play counters but I could probably script an rsync 
and db update based on number ranges every once in a while.  But then 
you still get potential for offline updates of files/db that could 
overlap and you're right back at square one.

Thanks for the suggestions both of you either way.

On 2015-07-20 18:25, Mike Carroll wrote:
> Youll also have the issue of race conditions: if user Alice on Riv #1
> updates a log while the network is down, and sometime later Bob on 
> Riv
> #2 also updates the log, what are the final contents of the log when
> the networks are reconnected?  MySQL does replication, but it doesnt
> do reconciliation.
> ++hobbitt
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 7:11 AM, Stan Fotinos <sfotinos at rtrfm.com.au
> [3]> wrote:
>> Hi Wayne
>> As far as syncing songs added maybe some sort of drop box setup on
>> both sides might do the trick. Play counters etc might be a bit
>> tricky to sync instantly over the net with unreliable links...
>> Thanks
>> Stan
>> On 20/07/2015 9:39 pm, Wayne Merricks wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I dont have a good solution for keeping databases and audio
>>> synced between live Rivendell systems.
>>> In an ideal world Im trying to achieve this (but I accept I dont
>>> think its possible):
>>> * Unreliable link between offices (Questionable Internet and
>>> wiring on different continents)
>>> * Person locally adds song to Riv and it propagates to the
>>> remote somehow and vice versa (two way replication).
>>> The simplest way I guess would be nightly updates (rsync,
>>> mysqldump etc) but then I would lose audio imported at the remote
>>> station and play counters etc.
>>> Just wondering if anyone has any bright ideas?
>>> Cheers,
>>> --
>>> Wayne Merricks
>>> The Voice Asia
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