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       STORE NODE - Initialize Slony-I node


       STORE NODE (options);


       Initialize  a  new  node and add it to the configuration of an existing

       The initialization process consists of creating the  cluster  namespace
       in  the  new node (the database itself must already exist), loading all
       the base tables, functions, procedures and initializing the  node.  The
       existing  configuration  of  the rest of the cluster is copied from the
       ‘event node’.

       ID = ival
              The unique, immutable numeric ID number of the new node.

              Note that the ID is immutable because it is used  as  the  basis
              for inter-node event communications.

       COMMENT = ’description’
              A  descriptive  text  added  to  the  node  entry  in  the table
              “sl_node” [not available as a man page]

       SPOOLNODE = boolean
              Specifies that the new node is a virtual  spool  node  for  file
              archiving  of  replication log. If true, slonik will not attempt
              to initialize a database with the replication schema.

              Never use the SPOOLNODE value - no released version  of  Slony-I
              has  ever  behaved  in  the  fashion  described in the preceding
              fashion. Log shipping, as it finally emerged in 1.2.11, does not
              require initializing ‘spool nodes’.

       EVENT NODE = ival
              The  ID  of the node used to create the configuration event that
              tells all existing nodes about the new node.

       This  uses  “schemadocinitializelocalnode(  integer,   text   )”   [not
       available  as  a  man  page]  and “schemadocenablenode( integer )” [not
       available as a man page].


            STORE NODE ( ID = 2, COMMENT = ’Node 2’, EVENT NODE = 1 );


       This command creates a new namespace and configures tables therein;  no
       public objects should be locked during the duration of this.


       This command was introduced in Slony-I 1.0. The SPOOLNODE parameter was
       introduced in version 1.1,  but  was  vestigal  in  that  version.  The
       described  functionality  for  SPOOLNODE  arrived  in  version 1.2, but
       SPOOLNODE was not used for this purpose. In later  versions,  hopefully
       SPOOLNODE will be unavailable.

       In version 2.0, the default value for EVENT NODE was removed, so a node
       must be specified.

                                  12 May 2010             SLONIK STORE NODE(7)