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“Unlock Increased Performance & Reliability with the Launch of Read Replica for Azure PostgreSQL Flexible Server”

Announcing GA of Read Replica for Azure PostgreSQL Flexible Server
Introduction
Today, Microsoft announces the general availability (GA) of read replica for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server. This GA version of read replica enables customers to create replicas of their databases for read-only workloads. This provides customers with a way to scale out their read workloads and to minimize the overhead on the primary server.

Benefits of Read Replica for Flexible Server
The read replica for Flexible Server provides customers with the following benefits:

* Enhanced scalability – Customers can scale out read workloads to increase performance, while minimizing the overhead on the primary server.
* Improved high availability – Customers can configure a read replica to be used as a failover target in case of a primary server outage.
* Reduced costs – Customers can optimize their costs by using read replicas for read-only workloads.

How to Create Read Replicas for Flexible Server?
Creating read replicas for Flexible Server is easy. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

1. Login to Azure Portal and select the PostgreSQL server you want to create the read replica for.
2. In the Overview page of the selected server, click on the Replicas tab.
3. Click on the +Add button to create a new read replica.
4. Select the region, pricing tier and compute size for the read replica.
5. Enter a username and password for the read replica.
6. Select the source server and enter the name of the read replica.
7. Click on the Create button to create the read replica.

Common Questions & Answers
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about read replicas for Flexible Server:

Q1. What is the maximum number of read replicas I can create for a single Flexible Server?
You can create up to 5 read replicas for a single Flexible Server.

Q2. Is it possible to have multiple read replicas in different regions?
Yes, you can have multiple read replicas in different regions.

Q3. Does the read replica support read-write workloads?
No, the read replica is intended for read-only workloads and does not support read-write workloads.

Q4. Can I create read replicas in different pricing tiers?
Yes, you can create read replicas in different pricing tiers.

Q5. Is it possible to use the read replica as a failover target for the primary server?
Yes, you can configure the read replica to be used as a failover target for the primary server.

Conclusion
Microsoft’s announcement of the general availability of read replica for Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server provides customers with a great way to scale out their read workloads and to minimize the overhead on the primary server. By taking advantage of this new feature, customers can optimize their costs and improve their high availability.

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