Hello all,

is there a way to monitor the size of the pg_xlog directory in SQL? The
goal is to monitor the pg_xlog file without ressorting to a 'du' like
solution that needs a direct access to the machine.

I know I can get the retained size for existing replication slots segment
in case there are some with the following query :
SELECT slot_name, database, active,
pg_xlog_location_diff(pg_current_xlog_insert_location(), restart_lsn) AS
retained_bytes FROM pg_replication_slots  ;

but how could I monitor the real size of the pg_xlog directory and detect
it is growing (may be because the archive_command is becomed faulty)

I was thinking of using the last_archived_wal field of the pg_stat_archiver
table, but I am not sure it is accurate, and I do not find any postgres
stored procedure that converts the file name into an LSN (ie, a function
that does the opposite of pg_xlogfile_name())

Thanks and regards,

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