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Re: pg_stop_backup does not complete

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_stop_backup does not complete
Date: 2010-02-24 20:32:28
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> pg_stop_backup() doesn't complete until all the WAL segments needed to
> restore from the backup are archived. If archive_command is failing,
> that never happens.

OK, so we need a way out of that cycle if the user is issuing
pg_stop_backup because they *already know* that archive_command is
failing.  Right now, there's no way out other than a fast shutdown,
which is a bit user-hostile.

--Josh Berkus

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