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Re: Please help

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: ohp(at)pyrenet(dot)fr
Cc: pgsql-hackers list <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Please help
Date: 2003-10-30 22:25:02
Message-ID: 3484.1067552702@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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ohp(at)pyrenet(dot)fr writes:
> I've have a MAJOR crash an hour ago and postgresql doesn't start anymoe
> (version 7.3.4).

> Oct 30 17:16:21 server postgres[4135]: [7] PANIC:  Invalid page header in block 6157 of 29135442
> Oct 30 17:16:21 server postgres[4132]: [1] LOG:  startup process (pid 4135) was terminated by signal 6
> Oct 30 17:16:21 server postgres[4132]: [2] LOG:  aborting startup due to startup process failure

> Is there anything I can do not to reload all backups?

You could try turning on zero_damaged_pages in postgresql.conf.  If you
are lucky, the page in question is going to be rewritten from WAL anyway.

			regards, tom lane

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