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Re: Online backups are failing

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Bhella Paramjeet-PFCW67 <PBhella(at)Motorola(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, Subbiah Stalin-XCGF84 <SSubbiah(at)Motorola(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Online backups are failing
Date: 2009-01-21 00:02:26
Message-ID: 1232496146.2327.298.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 14:21 -0500, Bhella Paramjeet-PFCW67 wrote:

> First we saw this problem on our postgres 8.2.7 database where we had
> the "stats_block_level" parameter turned on in postgresql.conf file.
> After I turned off stats_block_level parameter, our backups did not
> fail.

Seems like the stats files are changing while being copied.

I'd suggest excluding global/pgstat* from the backup.

Stats are reset at recovery anyway, so you've lost nothing.

 Simon Riggs 
 PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support

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