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Re: question on warm standby

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Mark Steben" <msteben(at)autorevenue(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: question on warm standby
Date: 2008-11-14 03:05:48
Message-ID: 16779.1226631948@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Mark Steben" <msteben(at)autorevenue(dot)com> writes:
> I am running postgres 8.3.4 on master(mymachine) and slave(hummer).  I am
> attempting to implement warm standby.
>   1.  On mymachine I have the following archive_command:
>       Scp %p postgres(at)hummer:/var/backups/archlog/%f
>           (scp has been set up with ssh keys so that password
>                Is not required for postgres user)
>     This works fine.  Copies wal logs to the /var/backups/archlog directory.

Okay ...

>   2. Before I attempt pg_standby or some other wait script on hummer I have
>       Used a simple cp command in my recovery.conf file to manually restore
>        My first set of updates:

>      restore_command = 'cp /var/backups/archlog/%f  %p'

This looks fine too, perfectly standard.
 
>        From the doc I am assuming that %f should be the file name(s) of the
>         Wal log in /var/backups/archlog/ to be copied into the   
>          /*/*/*/*/pg_xlog directory referenced by %p
>         But %f seems to be referencing current wal log names in 
>          /*/*/*/*/pg_xlog.  I am getting messages like:
      
> cp: cannot stat `/var/backups/archlog/0000000600000003000000D2': 
>       No such file or directory

Are you sure that's an error?  As per the docs, the restore_command will
sometimes be asked for files that aren't there.  I'd expect one or two
such failures in a restore session.

>       0000000600000003000000D2 is an actual wal log in hummer's
>        /*/*/*/*/pg_xlog directory.

Yeah, but is it in hummer's /var/backups/archlog ?

			regards, tom lane

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