On 28 October 2017 at 06:09, Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 1:04 AM, Andrey Borodin <x4...@yandex-team.ru> wrote:
>> I'm working on backups from replication salve in WAL-G [0]
>> Backups used to use result of pg_walfile_name(pg_start_backup(...)). Call to 
>> pg_start_backup() works nice, but "pg_walfile_name() cannot be executed 
>> during recovery."
>> This function has LSN as argument and reads TimeLineId from global state.
>> So I made a function[1] that, if on replica, reads timeline from pg_control 
>> file and formats WAL file name as is it was produces by pg_wal_filename(lsn).
> ThisTimeLineID is not something you can rely on for standby backends
> as it is not set during recovery.

That's not much of a concern really, you just have to ensure you call
GetXLogReplayRecPtr and set ThisTimeLineID.

(I'd quite like ThisTimeLineID to go away as a global. It's messy and
confusing, and I'd much rather it be fetched when needed).

However, that doesn't negate the rest of the issues you raised.

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