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Re: Hot Backup using WAL files

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Damian Lubosch <dl(at)xiqit(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Hot Backup using WAL files
Date: 2007-04-04 15:07:55
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Damian Lubosch <dl(at)xiqit(dot)de> writes:
> My problem now is, how to continually feed the slave server with new
> received WAL files?

You need to make the restore_command script wait until the next WAL file
is available, instead of failing immediately.

This is actually not that simple to get right.  You might want to try
pg_standby which will ship with 8.3:

			regards, tom lane

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