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problem with WAL files

From: Romain Thouvenin <rthouvenin(at)sfwan(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: problem with WAL files
Date: 2005-06-30 16:49:48
Message-ID: 42C422AC.7090309@sfwan.com (view raw or flat)
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I'm currently testing PITR features of 8.0 release. I followed the steps 
given by the documentation and thus deleted the WAL files in pg_xlog 
after having restored the database.
But when I put the recovery.conf file and try to start postgres, it 
fails. The log file says :

2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  database system was shut down at 2005-06-30 
17:57:26 Paris, Madrid
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  starting archive recovery
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  restore_command = "copy E:\\temp\\archive\\%f 
"%p""
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  recovery_target_time = 2005-07-01 00:45:00+02
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  could not open file "C:/Program 
Files/PostgreSQL/8.0/data/pg_xlog/00000001000000000000000B" (log file 0, 
segment 11): No such file or directory
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  invalid primary checkpoint record
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  could not open file "C:/Program 
Files/PostgreSQL/8.0/data/pg_xlog/00000001000000000000000B" (log file 0, 
segment 11): No such file or directory
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  invalid secondary checkpoint record
2005-06-30 17:57:50 PANIC:  could not locate a valid checkpoint record

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual 
way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  startup process (PID 356) was terminated by 
signal 3
2005-06-30 17:57:50 LOG:  aborting startup due to startup process failure
2005-06-30 17:57:51 LOG:  logger shutting down

What's the problem ?
I have an idea, but can't solve it :
When I want to restore the database, the "psql -U postgres essai < 
save.txt" command fails because it seems that psql read the password in 
save.txt (it don't let me type it) and fails to connect. So I first 
connected and then restored with the \i command. Maybe this way of 
proceeding alter WAL files in a bad way ?

I tryed many ways of restoring and deleting/putting WAL files, but all 
failed. Can somebody help me ?

Thanks.

Romain Thouvenin


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