On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 01:55, Jaime Casanova <ja...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote: >> >>> pg_receivexlog worked good in my tests. >>> >>> pg_basebackup with --xlog=stream gives me an already recycled wal >>> segment message (note that the file was in pg_xlog in the standby): >>> FATAL: could not receive data from WAL stream: FATAL: requested WAL >>> segment 00000001000000000000005C has already been removed >> >> Do you get this reproducibly? Or did you get it just once? >> >> And when you say "in the standby" what are you referring to? There is >> no standby server in the case of pg_basebackup --xlog=stream, it's >> just backup... But are you saying pg_basebackup had received the file, >> yet tried to get it again? >> > > ok, i was trying to setup a standby server cloning with > pg_basebackup... i can't use it that way? > > the docs says: > """ > If this option is specified, it is possible to start a postmaster > directly in the extracted directory without the need to consult the > log archive, thus making this a completely standalone backup. > """ > > it doesn't say that is not possible to use this for a standby > server... probably that's why i get the error i put a recovery.conf > after pg_basebackup finished... maybe we can say that more loudly?
The idea is, if you use it with -x (or --xlog), it's for taking a backup/clone, *not* for replication. If you use it without -x, then you can use it as the start of a replica, by adding a recovery.conf. But you can't do both at once, that will confuse it. >>> in other things: >>> do we need to include src/bin/pg_basebackup/.gitignore in the patch? >> >> Not sure what you mean? We need to add pg_receivexlog to this file, >> yes - in head it just contains pg_basebackup. >> > > your patch includes a modification in the file > src/bin/pg_basebackup/.gitignore, maybe i'm just being annoying > besides is a simple change... just forget that... Well, it needs to be included inthe commit, and if I exclude it inthe posted patch, I'll just forget it in the end :-) -- Magnus Hagander Me: http://www.hagander.net/ Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/ -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers