Re: Online verification of checksums

From: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
To: Michael Banck <michael(dot)banck(at)credativ(dot)de>
Cc: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Online verification of checksums
Date: 2019-03-04 03:06:16
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On Sun, Mar 03, 2019 at 11:51:48AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> I still think that an external checksum verification tool has some
> merit, given that basebackup does it and the current offline requirement
> is really not useful in practise.

I am not going to argue again about the way checksum verification is
done in a base backup.. :)

Being able to do an online verification of checksums has a lot of
value, do not take me wrong, and an SQL interface to do that does not
prevent having a frontend wrapper using it.

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