On Nov 19, 2013, at 4:05 PM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2013-11-19 15:53:36 -0800, Christophe Pettus wrote:
>> From my understanding, the problem only occurs over streaming
>> replication; if the secondary was never a hot standby, and only used
>> the archived WAL segments, that would be safe.  Is that correct?
> Not entirely.
> It's related to a standby running with hot_standby=on. Both archive
> based and streaming replication can be used with hot_standby=on or off.

So, does that mean that restoring from PITR based backups from tools like 
barman and wal-e could exhibit the same issue if hot_standby=on was in the 

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