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Re: pg_start_backup() takes too long

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Ivan Zolotukhin <ivan(dot)zolotukhin(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL General <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_start_backup() takes too long
Date: 2008-09-28 15:35:49
Message-ID: 48DFA455.5050808@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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Ivan Zolotukhin wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Nothing bad both in system and postgres logs :( No serious activity
> during backup. I've had to change statement_timeout for backup user to
> make it work. But I cannot reproduce this case unfortunately.

This is actually not uncommon and PostgreSQL shows exactly nothing in 
terms of why it is taking so long. The only assumption I have come up 
with is that start_backup does cause a checkpoint.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

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