Describe the issue We are facing issue of pg replication slot not listen database wal events. Once pg database restarted and we attach

  • Driver Version: 42.2.6
  • Java Version: JDK1.8
  • OS Version: Window 10
  • PostgreSQL Version: 9.6

Steps to reproduce the behaviour:

Code using the sample from the JDBC driver's documentation

Created replication connection logical with test decode

String url = "jdbc:postgresql://dbhist8:port/" + db;
Properties props = new Properties();
PGProperty.USER.set(props, "postgres");
PGProperty.PASSWORD.set(props, "postgres");
PGProperty.ASSUME_MIN_SERVER_VERSION.set(props, "10.5");
PGProperty.REPLICATION.set(props, "database");
PGProperty.PREFER_QUERY_MODE.set(props, "simple");
Connection slotVerifyConnection = null;
Connection slotConnection = null;
try {
//TODO connection pool
slotVerifyConnection = connect(url, "postgres", "postgres");
slotConnection = DriverManager.getConnection(url, props);
Statement statement = slotVerifyConnection.createStatement();
ResultSet result = statement.executeQuery("select restart_lsn,active,active_pid from pg_replication_slots where slot_type = 'logical' and slot_name ='" + slotName + "'");
while (result.next()) {

            lastLSNNumber = LogSequenceNumber.valueOf(result.getString(1));


        Connection con = DriverManager.getConnection(url, props);
        PGConnection replConnection = con.unwrap(PGConnection.class);

        PGReplicationStream stream = null;

        if (lastLSNNumber != null) {
            stream =
                            //.withSlotOption("include-xids", true)
                             //.withSlotOption("skip-empty-xacts", true)

                            // .withStatusInterval(20, TimeUnit.SECONDS)
                            .withStatusInterval(Integer.parseInt("0"), TimeUnit.SECONDS).start();
        } else {

            **ReplicationSlotInfo info=       replConnection.getReplicationAPI()
            stream =
                        //    .withSlotOption("include-xids", false)
                       //     .withSlotOption("skip-empty-xacts", true)
                            .withStatusInterval(0, TimeUnit.SECONDS)
        while (true) {
            //non blocking receive message
            ByteBuffer msg = stream.read();

            if (msg == null) {

            int offset = msg.arrayOffset();
            byte[] source = msg.array();
            int length = source.length - offset;
            System.out.println(new String(source, offset, length));
            String sql=new String(source, offset, length);
            if(stream.getLastReceiveLSN()!=null) {
                System.out.println("NULL value");

    } catch (Exception ex) {
  • And what exactly is your question? – a_horse_with_no_name Aug 7 '19 at 19:02
  • Your link is to the section on physical replication, but you seem to be talking about logical replication. Also, please post code that compiles. – jjanes Aug 8 '19 at 1:02
  • guys, issue is clear using maven dependency and example jdbc.postgresql.org/documentation/head/… we are trying run logical replication but slots created on db, BUT ISSUE WE ARE NOT GETTING events of wals – vaibhav.patil Aug 8 '19 at 6:15
  • I am able to fix issue , this is due to jdbc wal slot creation issue, I am creating slot now using SQL command not with JDBC api which fixed my issue – vaibhav.patil Aug 15 '19 at 3:36

I have fixed issue using SQL slot creation sql command. Removed below code which blocks executions ReplicationSlotInfo info= replConnection.getReplicationAPI() .createReplicationSlot() .logical() .withSlotName(slotName) .withOutputPlugin(wal2json) .make();

And my issue was fixed. Let me know if anyone face same issue I can help.

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