"Sebastian Reitenbach" <sebastia(at)l00-bugdead-prods(dot)de> writes:
> The WAL files have names like this:
> I am wonder what the meaning of the two 1 in the filename is?
The first one (the first 8 hex digits actually) are the current
"timeline" number. The second one isn't very interesting, it's
an artifact of the way that WAL file locations are converted to
file names internally.
> Are the WAL
> file names counted up to FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ?
> Then I'll run into problems anyways as these int number are too large to be
> handled by bash.
You definitely should not expect to convert the names to integers.
regards, tom lane
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