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That definitely is important. MySQL has fairly turn-key and easy to understand replication and has had it for a while.

The Postgres crew hides behind the "replication means different things to different people, so it would be quite presumptuous of us to build it!" mantra. It's quite annoying.

You can hack together crude replication in Postgres with Write-Ahead Log (WAL) shipping. The config has some hooks in it to automate this process and bind to it. But that doesn't allow you to do circular and/or master-master replication; the receiving node has to continuously be in recovery mode.

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