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Re: pg_standby

From: Doug Knight <dknight(at)wsi(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_standby
Date: 2007-02-02 14:49:23
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Not at all, in fact I was planning on using the infinite wait, and using
something like heartbeat to force creation of the trigger file in the
event the primary dies. Thanks Simon!


On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 14:38 +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 15:14 -0500, Doug Knight wrote:
> > Quick question on the -w option; setting it to zero "disables", do you
> > mean it waits until the file appears or a trigger file appears, or it
> > just doesn't wait at all?
> It means it waits forever, or until a trigger file appears - but a
> trigger file is optional, so its possible to create an awkward
> situation. I'm not happy with that default, but feedback from Merlin
> suggested production problems with people not understanding that.
> I'm happy to change to whatever consensus is, so if you think that's
> dumb, just shout.

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