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Re: Incrementally Updated Backups and restartpoints

From: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Incrementally Updated Backups and restartpoints
Date: 2010-03-04 12:00:33
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I thought of this issue again since the related question arrived.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM, Heikki Linnakangas
> <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:
>> No, that's not an issue. We only wait for the backup-end record if we
>> haven't seen yet since we started recovery from the base backup.
>> Assuming the standby had reached that point already before the new
>> backup from the standby started, backupStartLoc is zero in the control file.
> OK. That assumption should be documented?

This comment is meaningless. Sorry for noise.

> And, when we start an archive recovery from the backup from the standby,
> we seem to reach a safe starting point before database has actually become
> consistent. It's because backupStartLoc is zero. Isn't this an issue?

This issue seems to still happen. So should this be fixed for 9.0?
Or only writing a note in document is enough for 9.0? I'm leaning
towards the latter.


Fujii Masao
NTT Open Source Software Center

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