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Re: Allowing multiple concurrent base backups

From: Cédric Villemain <cedric(dot)villemain(dot)debian(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri(at)2ndquadrant(dot)fr>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Subject: Re: Allowing multiple concurrent base backups
Date: 2011-01-12 02:00:12
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2011/1/11 Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>:
> On 11.01.2011 21:50, Dimitri Fontaine wrote:
>> Heikki Linnakangas<heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>  writes:
>>> Now that we have a basic over-the-wire base backup capability in
>>> walsender,
>>> it would be nice to allow taking multiple base backups at the same time.
>> I would prefer to be able to take a base backup from a standby, or is
>> that already possible?  What about cascading the wal shipping?  Maybe
>> those ideas are much bigger projects, but if I don't ask, I don't get to
>> know :)
> Yeah, those are bigger projects..

Way more interesting, IMHO.
Feature to allow multiple backup at the same time looks useless to me.
If DB is small, then it is not that hard to do that before or after a
possible nightly backup.
If DB is large necessary to comment ?

The only case I find interesting is if you can use the bandwith of
more than one ethernet device, else I would use rsync between nodes
after the inital basebackup, pretty sure.

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