On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 01:24:19PM -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
>> > I don't see the "don't modify the user files" behavior changing anytime
>> > soon, and it is documented, so I feel pretty confident that those files
>> > were not modified on the primary or standby cluster, and are hence the
>> > same, or at least as "the same" as they were when they were running the
>> > older major version of Postgres.
>> >
>> > Is that sufficient?
>> Well, at the very least, you need to guarantee that the standby is
>> caught up - i.e. that it replayed all the WAL records that were
>> generated on the master before it was shut down for the final time.  I
>> don't think that telling the user that they must be sure to do that is
>> sufficient - you need some kind of built-in safeguard that will
>> complain loudly if it's not the case.
> Yes, that would be a problem because the WAL records are deleted by
> pg_upgrade.   Does a shutdown of the standby not already replay all WAL
> logs?

Not if it's an immediate shutdown, and not if it didn't have them all
on disk in the first place.  Who is to say it's even caught up?

> I was originally thinking that we would require users to run pg_upgrade
> on the standby, where you need to first switch into master mode.

As Jeff says, that doesn't help anything.

Robert Haas
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