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Re: trigger run of archive_command?

From: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <adsmail(at)wars-nicht(dot)de>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Sebastian Reitenbach" <sebastia(at)l00-bugdead-prods(dot)de>
Subject: Re: trigger run of archive_command?
Date: 2008-01-16 10:21:54
Message-ID: 20080116112154.574b242d@iridium.home (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin

On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:39:34 +0100 Sebastian Reitenbach wrote:

> Thomas Karcher <thkarcher(at)gmx(dot)de> wrote: 
> > 
> > > this one is still open when I run pg_stop_backup(), so I want to trigger 
> > > the archive_command to be sure that I don't miss anything. 
> > 
> > I guess what you want is pg_switch_xlog() (see
> >
> this is exactly what I am looking for
> > which became available with PG 8.2 ...
> unfortunately right now I am stuck to PG 8.1.4.
> I hope I can manage to upgrade without too much hassle, it seems meanwhile I 
> have to use my workaround.

a very rude hack is to produce enough changes so that PG will rotate
the logfile anyway:

'0123456789ABCDE'::VARCHAR FROM generate_series(1,300000);
DROP TABLE xlog_switch;

This is a lot of overhead, but it does the job.

Kind regards

				Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
German PostgreSQL User Group

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