How do you do that?
From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us]
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 4:12 PM
To: Walker, Jed S
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Forcing WAL switch
"Walker, Jed S" <Jed_Walker(at)cable(dot)comcast(dot)com> writes:
> If the backup completes, I switch the database out of "backup mode",
> and then switch a WAL and it archives, then I know my backup directory
> contains the backup and the WAL(s) needed to bring the database to a
> consistent state. So, if I can switch a WAL after the backup, then I
> truly have a complete backup.
How is "switch a WAL" an essential component of that scheme? You can
archive the latest active segment just as well.
regards, tom lane
pgsql-novice by date
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