Re: pg_basebackup vs WAL fetching

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
To: Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_basebackup vs WAL fetching
Date: 2016-02-13 15:28:54
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On 2016-02-13 23:25:06 +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
> Internally replication slots have an ephemeral form, where the slot is
> dropped automatically on crash recovery.

And upon release (including a <PANIC disconnect). Using those is what
Magnus and I just were chatting about on IRC. There'll be some
interesting division of work between the receivexlog child and the main
basebackup; so it's not entirely trivial. I do think this an important

- Andres

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