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Re: Base Backup Streaming

From: Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)fr>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)fr>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>, greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com, Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Base Backup Streaming
Date: 2011-01-02 17:53:51
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Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> That just needs to be polished into shape, and documentation.

Wow, cool!  I don't know how but I've missed it.

> +1. Or maybe it would be better make it a separate binary, rather than part
> of pg_ctl.

Well the thinking was that nowadays we support initdb from pg_ctl, and
this is another kind of initdb, really.

> I linked above. Running queries requires connecting to a real database,
> which means that the user needs to have privileges to do that and you need
> to know the name of a valid database. Ideally this would all work through a
> replication connection. I think we should go with that from day one.

I didn't think about the "connecting to a real database" part of it,
versus using a dedicated REPLICATION connection/protocol, and to be
honest, I feared it was too much work.  Seeing that you already did it,
though, +1.

Dimitri Fontaine     PostgreSQL : Expertise, Formation et Support

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