Trying to do an hourly hot incremental backup of a single postgres server.
I have the following setup in postgresql.conf:
max_wal_senders=2 wal_level=archive archive_mode=on archive_command='copy "%p" "c:\\postgres\\archive\\%f"'
I did a base backup with
pg_basebackup -U postgres -D ..\archive -Ft -l 2013-07-07 -x
Which made a big base.tar file in the archive folder and added some long file name files, which I assume are the WALs.
pg_stop_backup() seem to create the WAL files in xp_log, and then copy them to the archive folder.
what command(s) do I run to do a new incremental backup (pg_basebackup does a new base backup which I don't want right now)? do I just run select
pg_start_backup('label'); select pg_stop_backup();on a schedule?
What does the
WAL Files don't seem to be removed from pg_xlog. What should I do about that?It seems to keep 5 or so WALs in pg_xlog. Is that to be expected?
Do I need to backup the .backup files in the archive folder or just the 16,384KB WAL files?
should I use the --xlog parameter and if so do I need to change wal_keep_segments from 0?