What would a mirror of the database be used for?  A mirror of the API, which is what XAPI provides would perhaps be more useful.

Is there a list of proposed applications?  The only one I know of is query-to-map.


On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Daniel
Kinzler<daniel.kinzler@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>> With regards to cassini (the toolserver) it now has a free 345 GB /sql
>> partition. We could wait for the main osm-db server to be set up and
>> set up replication there, or set up cassini as a stand-alone server
>> which could be moved to replication later.
>> When can we expect the main osm-db to be online? And did anyone who's
>> more familiar with setting up osm replication than me volunteer to set
>> it up already?
> Originally, no replication was planned. Would the space even be sufficient?

Maybe:) This is the current space the DB is taking @ OSM:

Maybe a Planet.osm import is smaller than that though. I could check
and see if it fails.

I was under the impression that replication was planned so that users
on the osm-ts would have access to the DB without hammering the main
DB (which would be there for production tools) with expensive queries.

Or so I gathered from our talk on IRC on the toolserver channel, but
may have misunderstood you.

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