On AWS RDS PostgreSQL 10.7, I turned on logical replication for a one specific table .
CREATE PUBLICATION mypublication FOR TABLE <mytable>;
CREATE SUBSCRIPTION mysub CONNECTION 'host=... port=... user=foo dbname=foodb' PUBLICATION mypublication;
However, this led to some interesting errors where the WAL files generated ate up > 100 times the size of the table I replicated and I had to shut it down. I started following the AWS guiding for troubleshooting this: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/diskfull-error-rds-postgresql/
on AWS RDS, this was indicated by
It seems almost like it's trying to generate WAL files for any changes to the DB instead of just that table.
This was indicated by
OldestReplicationSlotLag increasing when there are write to any tables instead of the specified table.
I tried looking at postgres error logs on RDS but still can't really understand the cause. Is there way to limit the WAL files created by logical replication?