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Re: Online base backup from the hot-standby

From: Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Jun Ishiduka <ishizuka(dot)jun(at)po(dot)ntts(dot)co(dot)jp>, ssinger_pg(at)sympatico(dot)ca, simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com, cedric(dot)villemain(dot)debian(at)gmail(dot)com
Subject: Re: Online base backup from the hot-standby
Date: 2011-10-25 11:54:58
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On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> I don't think we should necessarily give up completely. But doing a
> pg_basebackup way *first* seems reasonable - because it's going to be
> the easiest one to "get right", given that we have more control there.
> Doesn't mean we shouldn't extend it in the future...

Agreed. The question is -- how far should we change pg_basebackup to
"get right"? I think it's not difficult to change it so that it backs up
the control file at the end. But eliminating the need for full_page_writes=on
seems not easy. No? So I'm not inclined to do that in at least first commit.
Otherwise, I'm afraid the patch would become huge.


Fujii Masao
NTT Open Source Software Center

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