I have two PostgreSQL standalone servers A and B. From server A I need to sync only one database and table to server B. How should I proceed?

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    You can use logical replication using pglogical: 2ndquadrant.com/en/resources/pglogical Apr 11, 2017 at 12:17
  • Can you provide more context for "sync" here? Postgres has a lot of solutions for this. If you want to do some kind of daily backup workflow, perhaps you could use pg_dump or COPY. It's also possible for two Postgres servers to connect to each other live with dblink, which lets you access remote data without having to clone it.
    – Karew
    Apr 13, 2017 at 4:40

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As answered before, you have loads of different ways of doing this. Here are a few:

  • External logical replication: projects like Slony, Londiste, Bucardo can replicate the needed objects through triggers;
  • Extensions like pglogical;
  • In-core logical replication which is available since Postgres 10
  • Foreign Data Wrappers: you could use postgres_fdw to make your table readable from a remote server. This means connecting to the other table, not replicating it.
  • Backup and restore: you could cron a pg_dump and restore of your table from server A to B.
  • Physical Replication: you could replicate the whole A cluster on cluster B using streaming replication. This could give you a nice disaster recovery solution. On the B server, you could then issue one of the solutions above to a second instance on the server B.
  • and probably several other ways :-).

If you want to sync a single database or table, then you can use Bucardo. This will help you to replicate a single table, single database, etc.

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