Re: Command to prune archive at restartpoints

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Command to prune archive at restartpoints
Date: 2010-03-18 09:43:24
Message-ID: 1268905404.3827.1716.camel@ebony
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On Wed, 2010-03-17 at 11:37 +0200, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:

> One awkward omission in the new built-in standby mode, mainly used for
> streaming replication, is that there is no easy way to delete old
> archived files like you do with the %r parameter to restore_command.
> This was discussed at
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2010-02/msg01003.php, among
> other things.

...

> Barring objections, I will commit this later today.

Would it be better to call this "archive_cleanup_command"? That might
help people understand the need for and the use of this parameter.

--
Simon Riggs www.2ndQuadrant.com

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