Slony-I is a "master to multiple slaves" replication system supporting cascading and slave promotion. The big picture for the development of Slony-I is as a master-slave system that includes all features and capabilities needed to replicate large databases to a reasonably limited number of slave systems. Reasonable, in this context, is probably no more than a few dozen servers. If the number of servers grows beyond that, the cost of communications becomes prohibitively high.
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