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Re: two questions regarding warm-standby on 8.4

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Gary Webster <webster(at)lexmark(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: two questions regarding warm-standby on 8.4
Date: 2012-01-23 14:53:11
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On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Gary Webster <webster(at)lexmark(dot)com> wrote:

> I am configuring warm-standby as documented here:
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/interactive/warm-standby.html
>
> I am using "pg_standby", & may have it working corrrectly, but am not sure.
>
> 1)  The standby database never 'starts', right? (/etc/init.d/postgresql-8.4
> start" times out; I can't connect to the db to see if tables are correct).
>
> 2)  Because of #1, I suppose I can't do a pg_dump on the standby db?

Exactly. That's what Hot Standby does in 9.x

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