On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Ants Aasma <a...@cybertec.at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM, Fujii Masao <masao.fu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM, Ants Aasma <a...@cybertec.at> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Unless I'm missing something, you can use pg_basebackup -x for the
>> standby. If lots of WAL files are generated in the master after
>> pg_basebackup -x ends and before you start the standby instance,
>> you may get the following error. In this case, you need to consult with
>> archived WAL files even though you specified -x option in pg_basebackup.
>>> FATAL:  could not receive data from WAL stream: FATAL:  requested WAL
>>> segment 00000001000000000000005C has already been removed
>> Though we have the above problem, pg_basebackup -x is usable for
>> the standby, I think.
> I assumed from Magnus's comment that this is a known problem. I wonder
> what went wrong if it should have worked. In the case where this
> turned up the missing file was an xlog file with the new timeline ID
> but one segment before the timeline switch. I'll have to see if I can
> create a reproducible case for this.

No, it's more a "there's no reason to do that". I don't think it
should necessarily be an actual problem.

In your case the missing piece of information is why was there a
timeline switch? pg_basebackup shouldn't cause a timeline switch
whether you use it in -x mode or not.

 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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