PostgreSQL 8.5alpha3 will gain the Hot Standby capability.
"Today, after long last, Simon Riggs has committed Hot Standby to the
Postgres CVS repository:
Thus, Hot Standby (aka "Allow read only connections during recovery")
will be included in the soon-to-come alpha3 release of PostgreSQL-8.5.
See the PostgreSQL 8.5alpha3
for more information.
(Thanks to Michael Banck).
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