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I use the barman for backup and restore

after some restore , we start the postgresql as the following

systemctl start postgresql.service

but postgresql not startup

from the log:

/var/lib/pgsql/backups/data/pg_log

we seen the following errors

LOG:  database system was interrupted; last known up at 2017-08-06 07:30:49 UTC
LOG:  restored log file "00000008.history" from archive
LOG:  starting point-in-time recovery to 2017-08-06 07:30:49.813508+00
LOG:  restored log file "0000000800000000000000C1" from archive
LOG:  redo starts at 0/C1000080
LOG:  recovery stopping before commit of transaction 96139, time 2017-08-06 07:30:49.855629+00
LOG:  redo done at 0/C1001B90
FATAL:  requested recovery stop point is before consistent recovery point
LOG:  startup process (PID 55858) exited with exit code 1
LOG:  terminating any other active server processes

please advice what is wrong configuration on BARMAN that cause this ?

  • It seems your missing some blocks in your WAL file 0000000800000000000000C1. Had you made a copy of your pg_xlog directory BEFORE restoring ? – Arkhena Aug 8 '17 at 17:51
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It looks to me like you are trying to restore to a point in time that is earlier than what is recorded in the backups.

Make sure you have not specified a recovery-time that is earlier than the backup you are trying to restore.

Check the files recovery.conf and backup.label in the postgres data directory. If you want to restore to the latest possible, then you should make sure you don't have a property named recovery_target_time in the recovery.conf.

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