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Re: Streaming a base backup from master

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Streaming a base backup from master
Date: 2010-09-03 11:30:02
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On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 13:25, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
> On 3 September 2010 12:19, Heikki Linnakangas
> <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:
>> TODO:
>> * We need a smarter way to do pg_start/stop_backup() with this. At the
>> moment, you can only have one backup running at a time, but we shouldn't
>> have that limitation with this built-in mechanism.
> Would it be possible to not require pg_start/stop_backup() for this
> new feature? (yes, I'm probably missing something obvious here)

You don't need to run it *manually*, but the process needs to run it
automatically in the background for you. Which it does already in the
suggested patch.

 Magnus Hagander

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