Chris/List let me try to explain the problem i'm trying to solve. 1. 2 systems same structure intially but software upgrade done seperately might cause structures not to be in sync. 2. uptime requirements for one node but not the other might cause the fact that we lose the master definition site(network connectivity) while the other server is failed over to a hot site. 3. there is transformation happening i.e sequences are different on both nodes. 4. the business does not want these system to be tightly coupled. 5. if the 2 systems are disconnected we might need to change information on any or both systems. "Marquez, Chris" <cmarquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>1....there needs to be a master definition site. >>if the communication breaks between 2 sites >>will we have to change the master definition site. It is possible to change the "master definition site", but generally this would only be done of the original master definition site is "gone", "dead", "lost"...temporary loss of one multi-master site does not mean re-defining the master definition site...unless you need to do repadmin tasks that must be done for the (down) master definition site. >>2...replicate sequences I used local sequence on each side the would *not* collide buy using different START and INCREMENT values. I liked Oracle Multi Master Replication for *simple* TABLE level replication where most or all transaction happen on one node...more than that and the admin of it (any transaction based replication) becomes painful. hth Chris Marquez Oracle DBA -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Fuad Arshad Sent: Sun 8/21/2005 10:19 AM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: MultiMaster Replication I've been reading up on multimaster replication and had a few questions. 1. After the multimaster replication setup there needs to be a master definition site. if the communication breaks between 2 sites will we have to change the master definition site. 2. the tables the i'm trying to replicate have sequences that i need to transform to sequences on the other side. oracle seems to say its possbile but i cant find an example. If anyone on the list has had experience with multimaster. if they could drop me an email and we could chat a little bit offline that would be really great.