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Re: [HACKERS] Point in Time Recovery

From: Gaetano Mendola <mendola(at)bigfoot(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Point in Time Recovery
Date: 2004-07-17 09:39:07
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Simon Riggs wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 03:31, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
>>Can you give us some suggestions of what kind of stuff to test?  Is 
>>there a way we can artificially kill the backend in all sorts of nasty 
>>spots to see if recovery works?  Does kill -9 simulate a 'power off'?
> I was hoping some fiendish plans would be presented to me...
> But please start with "this feels like typical usage" and we'll go from
> there...the important thing is to try the first one.
> I've not done power off tests, yet. They need to be done just to
> check...actually you don't need to do this to test PITR...
> We need to exhaustive tests of...
> - power off
> - scp and cross network copies
> - all the permuted recovery options
> - archive_mode = off (i.e. current behaviour)
> - deliberately incorrectly set options (idiot-proof testing)

If you write also how to perform these tests it's also good in order to show
which problem PITR is addressing, I mean I know that is addressing a power off
but how I will recover it ?

Gaetano Mendola

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