> 3) To maintain crash recovery chance and reduce the amount of > archive log, removal of unnecessary full page writes from > archive logs is a good choice.
Definitely, yes. pg_compresslog could even move the full pages written during backup out of WAL and put them in a different file that needs to be applied before replay of the corresponding WAL after a physical restore. This would further help reduce log shipping volume. > To do this, we need both logical log and full page writes in WAL. This is only true in the sense, that it allows a less complex implementation of pg_compresslog. Basically a WAL record consists of info about what happened and currently eighter per tuple new data or a full page image. The info of "what happened" together with the full page image is sufficient to reconstruct the "per tuple new data". There might be a few WAL record types (e.g. in btree split ?) where this is not so, but we could eighter fix those or not compress those. This is why I don't like Josh's suggested name of wal_compressable eighter. WAL is compressable eighter way, only pg_compresslog would need to be more complex if you don't turn off the full page optimization. I think a good name would tell that you are turning off an optimization. (thus my wal_fullpage_optimization on/off) Andreas ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: Have you checked our extensive FAQ? http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faq