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Re: error message in PITR restore:

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Mark Steben <msteben(at)autorevenue(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: error message in PITR restore:
Date: 2008-05-16 16:30:21
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On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 11:35 -0400, Mark Steben wrote:

>   I’m in the process of implementing PITR backups and restores and
> learning as I practice. I restored
>  Using tar –xzf  (backup-name) followed by restarting postgres and
> having the server replay the logs.
>   I used a recovery_target_time of 1 day prior to current_date
> Postgres seems to come up OK but

Did you use pg_start_backup()?

That sequence of events can occur if the backup_label file is missing,
since that won't constrain the stop point from being earlier than it
should be. Is there a backup_label file as part of the tar?

 Simon Riggs 
 PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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