On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:20 AM, Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 16:15 Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> wrote:
>> > For non-cold standby configurations, pg_ctl is going to return just as
>> > soon as the database has finished crash recovery, which in most cases
>> > will probably be on the order of a few seconds.
>> /me is poleaxed.
>> Yeah, that was a confused sentence- most of the time it's going to return
>> on the order of a few seconds because we're doing regular startup without
>> having to do any crash recovery.
>> For actual crash recovery cases, it'll take between a few seconds and
>> checkpoint_timeout, as I described up-thread, based on the amount of
>> outstanding WAL.

Recovering up to the minumum recovery point could take minutes!

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