We attempted to pg_upgrade a database on a replication slave, and got the
error while creating link for relation "<schema>.<tablename>"
>> ("/var/lib/postgresql-ext/PG_9.2_201204301/19171/141610397" to
>> "/var/lib/postgresql-ext/PG_9.5_201510051/16401/9911696"): No such file or
The missing table turned out to be an unlogged table, and the data file for
it was not present on the slave machine. That's reasonable. In our case we
are able to start over from a snapshot and drop all the unlogged tables
before trying again.
However, this problem was not caught by the `--check` command. I'm looking
at the source code and it appears that pg_upgrade does not attempt to
verify relation filenodes actually exist before proceeding, whether using
--check or not.
Should it? I assume the reasoning is because it would take a long time and
perhaps the benefit of doing so would be minimal?
Craig de Stigter
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