Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Kevin Grittner wrote:
>> The reason is that we don't want certain other processes attempting to
>> start until and unless the database they use has started successfully.
> This is something we're not quite ready on, yet. We need some mechanism
> that allows scripts to verify not only that postmaster started, but also
> that it has finished recovery. You can sort-of do it by attempting a
> connection and checking the error message, but it's ugly. There was
> talk about a pg_ping utility years ago, but nobody got around to writing
> it ...
Can't you use pg_controldata to see whether it is in recovery or not?
Seems like you've got a way to see if it's running, seeing if it is in
recovery should therefore be pretty straightforward, no?
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