The ip tiebreaker is primarily used during network split-brain
situations in a even numbered (2,4, etc.) cluster. The ip tiebreaker
provides the extra vote (to form a quorum (50% + 1)) to determine who
should be the next/ new master.
On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 12:52, Rick Rodgers wrote:
> Can anyone explain why this is so. Why is it only used on maintaining
> qourum and not startup?
> "The IP tiebreaker is typically used to *maintain* a quorum after a node
> failure, because there are certain network faults in which two nodes may
> see the tiebreaker - but not each other.
> -- Lon"
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