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Re: pg_standby supported versions

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
Cc: Mark Kirkwood <markir(at)paradise(dot)net(dot)nz>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_standby supported versions
Date: 2008-08-26 09:30:30
Message-ID: 1219743030.5343.1265.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgsql-docs
On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 00:50 -0500, Decibel! wrote:
> On Aug 13, 2008, at 4:59 AM, Mark Kirkwood wrote:
> > I noticed in the docs for pg_standby (docs/src/sgml/pgstandby.sgml)  
> > that we have supported version >= 8.2. However it does seem to work  
> > ok with earlier versions (e.g 8.1) - or am I missing something?
> Hrm, AFAIK it works... Simon?

It works, yes. But in basic form only.

You'll have problems stopping and starting standby, but the most
important change is that the process is not restartable. So if you run
it for a month and then crash, you'll need to re-run the whole month's
WAL data.

 Simon Riggs 
 PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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