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nicholas maddren
nicholas maddren
12,793 Points

Live MySQL data updates?

Hey guys, I currently use a CSV file to update my database every 15 minutes using a cron job. This seems to be a little impractical as I really need live data and the whole CSV importing and replacing process is a little server thirsty.

Does anyone know of any methods to update a MySQL database with live data? For example let's say I have a called database1 on another server and I want to bridge any changes on database1 to my database which is named database2, how could I do this? It would need to post the changes instantly.


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Jonathan Petersen
Jonathan Petersen
45,548 Points

If I understand your question correctly, I believe you are asking about replication. There is some lag, but low in most cases.

Here is some links to MySQL replication resources --

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/replication-howto.html http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2013/01/09/how-does-mysql-replication-really-work/

Hopefully this will get you started.