On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:30 PM, Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> wrote: >> 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.
I stumbled upon this again today. There's nothing in the docs that would even hint that using -x shouldn't work to create a replica. Why does it get confused and can we (easily) make it not get confused? At the very least it needs a big fat warning in documentation for the -x option that the resulting backup might not be usable as a standby. Ants Aasma -- Cybertec Schönig & Schönig GmbH Gröhrmühlgasse 26 A-2700 Wiener Neustadt Web: http://www.postgresql-support.de -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers