MySQL Heartbeat supports PostgreSQL

Thanks to a patch Dane Miller submitted, MySQL Heartbeat can now be used to monitor Slony-I replication lag for PostgreSQL. It works identically: it updates a record on the master and looks for it on the replica. You just have to specify the database driver on the command-line:

mysql-heartbeat [options] --dbidriver=Pg

Most of the tools in the MySQL Toolkit are very MySQL-specific. This one just happened to be an exception, and I’m happy it’s useful for more than the original purpose.

I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.