On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 3:53 PM, MauMau <maumau...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > The PostgreSQL documentation describes cp (on UNIX/Linux) or copy (on > Windows) as an example for archive_command. However, cp/copy does not sync > the copied data to disk. As a result, the completed WAL segments would be > lost in the following sequence: > > 1. A WAL segment fills up. > > 2. The archiver process archives the just filled WAL segment using > archive_command. That is, cp/copy reads the WAL segment file from pg_xlog/ > and writes to the archive area. At this point, the WAL file is not > persisted to the archive area yet, because cp/copy doesn't sync the writes. > > 3. The checkpoint processing removes the WAL segment file from pg_xlog/. > > 4. The OS crashes. The filled WAL segment doesn't exist anywhere any more. > > Considering the "reliable" image of PostgreSQL and widespread use in > enterprise systems, I think something should be done. Could you give me > your opinions on the right direction?
How about using pg_receivexlog for archiving purpose? With Regards, Amit Kapila. EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers