On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> When archive_command fails three times, it prints this message into the
> logs:
> "transaction log file \"%s\" could not be archived: too many failures"
> This leaves it open what happens next.  What will actually happen is
> that it will usually try again after 60 seconds or so, but the message
> indicates something much more fatal than that.
> Could we rephrase this a little bit to make it less dramatic, like
> "... too many failures, will try again later"
> ?

+1  I've found the current message alarming/confusing as well.  But I don't
really understand the logic behind bursting the attempts, 3 of them one
second apart, then sleeping 57 seconds, in the first place.



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