I have a postgresql setup with master-slave configuration using repmgr. I'm struggling with taking a consistent snapshot backup (pg_start_backup) of the slave node, this is due the fact that the slave ...
It's a common problem to write integration tests that include a database. If the test changes the database then it could effect other tests or the next run of itself. I know that I could wrap my test ...
We're running on EBS volumes on EC2. We're interested in leveraging EBS snapshotting for backups. However, does this mean we'd need to ensure our pg_xlog is on the same EBS volume as our data? (I ...
Here is the setup: 1 small Amazon Linux (EBS-backed) EC2 instance with 3 additional volumes. This is both a web server and database server. One volume for code, one for the PostgreSQL (8.4) data ...
First of all, I'm a developer, not a DBA or sysadmin; please be gentle :) I'm working on an application workflow where a single user action will trigger complex changes in the database - creating ...
I have running and quite loaded PostgreSQL server. I need to take snapshots of the certain tables at the certain time (midnight). Those tables are pretty loaded (a lot of updates and inserts). What ...