2012/2/2 Marti Raudsepp <marti(at)juffo(dot)org>:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 20:33, Gilles Darold <gilles(dot)darold(at)dalibo(dot)com> wrote:
>> After some time searching for a Pg system administration function like
>> pg_is_in_recovery(), let's say pg_is_in_backup(), I couldn't find one.
>> The minor patch attached here adds this administrative function that can
>> be used with others backup control functions. This is a very little
>> patch outside documentation because the function is only a wrapper to
>> the internal BackupInProgress() function, just like pg_is_in_recovery()
>> is calling RecoveryInProgress().
> I think it would be more useful to have a function that returns a
> timestamp when the backup started. That way, it's possible to write a
> generic monitoring script that alerts the sysadmin only when a backup
> has been running for too long, but is silent for well-behaved backups.
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