pg_resetxlog to clear backup start/end locations.

From: Kyotaro HORIGUCHI <horiguchi(dot)kyotaro(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pg_resetxlog to clear backup start/end locations.
Date: 2014-06-13 08:08:18
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Hello, this is a patch that add the function to clear backup
location information to pg_resetxlog.

As per the discussion held before, this function cannot be back
patched to the older versions than 9.4. And it also slipped over
9.4 so proposed in this CF.

This simplly erases the backup location information in pg_control
written during recovery. This is seen as the output of

| $ pg_controldata
| pg_control version number: 942
| Catalog version number: 201406121
| ...
!| Backup start location: 0/0
!| Backup end location: 0/0
!| End-of-backup record required: no
| ...

Under some condition, this values sticks having valid values even
though the WAL record which indicates the end of backup won't
come. This option could be used to forcibly finish the blocked
recovery procedure.


Kyotaro Horiguchi
NTT Open Source Software Center

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pg_resetxlog_clear_backup_locs_v1.patch text/x-patch 1.6 KB


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