On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 10:23 PM, Jeff Janes <jeff.ja...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been having some adventures with pg_basebackup lately, and had
> some suggestions based on those.
> The --help message for pg_basebackup says:
> -Z, --compress=0-9     compress tar output with given compression level
> But -Z0 is then rejected as 'invalid compression level "0"'.  The real
> docs do say 1-9, only the --help message has this bug.  Trivial patch
> attached.
> These ones I have not written code for yet:
> The progress reporting for pg_basebackup is pretty terse:
>  858117/7060099 kB (12%), 0/1 tablespace
> I think we should at least add a count-up timer showing the seconds it
> has been running.  I can always use my own stopwatch, but that is not
> very friendly and easy to forget to start.

Another possibility is to enhance -P option as -P sec, such that it
will display progress after ever 'sec' seconds.  Something like we
have for pgbench.

With Regards,
Amit Kapila.
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com

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