On 15 January 2016 at 08:30, Shulgin, Oleksandr <
oleksandr.shul...@zalando.de> wrote:

> I'd like to propose generic functions (probably in an extension, or in
> core if not possible otherwise) to facilitate streaming existing data from
> the database *in the same format* that one would get if these would be the
> changes decoded by a logical decoding plugin.
> The idea is to use a snapshot returned from CREATE_REPLICATION_SLOT
> command of the replication protocol to get a consistent snapshot of the
> database, then start listening to new changes on the slot.

It sounds like this is already possible.

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