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Re: [HACKERS] Re: BUG #4796: Recovery followed by backup creates unrecoverable WAL-file

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>, Mikael Krantz <mk(at)zigamorph(dot)se>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: BUG #4796: Recovery followed by backup creates unrecoverable WAL-file
Date: 2009-05-15 12:41:11
Message-ID: 4A0D62E7.7020703@enterprisedb.com (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-05-15 at 12:56 +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
> 
>> There is no particular reason to send history files to the archive,
>> since new ones are only ever generated at the end of an archive
>> recovery.
> 
> It also clears up a long standing confusion between backup history files
> and timeline history files. The backup history file(s) do need to go to
> the archive, whereas the timeline file(s) do not.

(blush). Umm, and what is the distinction again? I thought they're the 
same thing..

-- 
   Heikki Linnakangas
   EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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