On 2/19/18 2:05 PM, Don Seiler wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:39 PM, David Steele <da...@pgmasters.net
> <mailto:da...@pgmasters.net>> wrote:
> I read "open it for testing (or backups in this case)" as letting
> recovery complete and promoting the cluster to a master before taking
> the backup.
> Don, is that the case? If it is, I think there's a problem with or
> without a timeline switch. If you confirm the backup is being taken as
> above then I'll detail my concerns.
> Note that this is just for creating a couple of one-off backups to
> restore for our dev and pre-prod environments. Given that, I was going
> to open a new clone as its own cluster and take backups from that. The
> data would be the same though and suit purposes of the dev and pre-prod
> If I were taking backups for the purpose of production backups, I would
> not do things this way. That is the eventual plan but right now we
> aren't ready to make the changes necessary in the production environment.
OK, that's fine then. You can play these to consistency and they'll be
fine. I just wouldn't try to do any PITR using the production WAL archive.