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Re: Warm-standby in 8.2

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Bhella Paramjeet-PFCW67 <PBhella(at)Motorola(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Warm-standby in 8.2
Date: 2008-06-19 23:51:17
Message-ID: 1213919477.8492.14.camel@jd-laptop (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 19:31 -0400, Bhella Paramjeet-PFCW67 wrote:
> Hi,
> We have created a postgres database with a warm-standby in postgres 8.2
> following the document on the archive by Charles Duffy. The standby
> database is in continuous recovery mode and archived logs are synced to
> the standby from primary, every 10 minutes. The primary and the standby
> database are running fine but we need to monitor the standby database to
> check that it is up, it is getting synced every 10 minutes, and that it
> is not out of sync with primary database. What would be the best way to
> make these checks or what processes to check to make sure that the
> archived logs from primary database are continuously getting applied on
> the standby database. 
> There must be other people using this set up so just need advice on how
> people are monitoring the standby database. Any suggestions or help will
> be highly appreciated.

If you set the logging to debug2 in the postgresql.conf on the standby,
it will tell you what logs are being restored as they are restored.
Further pg_standby will tell you in the process list.

Joshua D. Drake

> Thanks
> Paramjeet Bhella

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