Robert Haas wrote:
> After snapshotting my master using hot backup to create a workable
> slave instance, I created recovery.conf on the slave and tried to get
> it to connect to the master and stream WAL.
> This led to the message "sorry, too many standbys already", which did
> not immediately clue me in as to what I needed to do to fix the
> problem. Grepping the source code for the error message revealed that
> the problem was that MaxWalSenders was zero. A few seconds further
> head-scratching revealed that this was the GUC max_wal_senders, which
> I duly increased from 0 to 1, after which it worked.
> I think perhaps this error message needs some adjustment. It should
> be reasonably possible to guess the name of the GUC that needs
> increasing based on the error message, and it currently isn't. Also
> I'd vote for making the variable name max_wal_senders rather than
> MaxWalSenders, but maybe that's being persnicketty.
Glad the error message has been improved. I was bitten by this exact
error message and didn't know the cause for a while, and was going to
suggest such a fix.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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