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       slony_logshipping - slony_logshippping daemon

slony_logshipper TOOL

       slony_logshipper  is a tool designed to help apply logs. It runs as a daemon and scans the
       archive directory for new .SQL files which it then applies to the target database. It  can
       be run with three sorts of parameters:


       · Options, chosen from the following:

         · h

           display this help text and exit

         · v

           display program version and exit

         · q

           quiet mode

         · l

           cause running daemon to reopen its logfile

         · r

           cause running daemon to resume after error

         · t

           cause running daemon to enter smart shutdown mode

         · T

           cause running daemon to enter immediate shutdown mode

         · c

           destroy existing semaphore set and message queue (use with caution)

         · f

           stay in foreground (don't daemonize)

         · w

           enter smart shutdown mode immediately

       · A specified log shipper configuration file

         This configuration file consists of the following specifications:

         · logfile = './offline_logs/logshipper.log';

           Where the log shipper will leave messages.

         · cluster name = 'T1';

           Cluster name

         · destination database = 'dbname=slony_test3';

           Optional conninfo for the destination database. If given, the log shipper will connect
           to this database, and apply logs to it.

         · archive dir = './offline_logs';

           The archive directory is required when running in ‘database-connected’ mode to have  a
           place to scan for missing (unapplied) archives.

         · destination dir = './offline_result';

           If  specified,  the  log  shipper will write the results of data massaging into result
           logfiles in this directory.

         · max archives = 3600;

           This fights eventual resource leakage; the daemon will  enter  ‘smart  shutdown’  mode
           automatically after processing this many archives.

         · ignore table "public"."history";

           One may filter out single tables from log shipped replication

         · ignore namespace "public";

           One may filter out entire namespaces from log shipped replication

         · rename namespace "public"."history" to "site_001"."history";

           One may rename specific tables.

         · rename namespace "public" to "site_001";

           One may rename entire namespaces.

         · post processing command = 'gzip -9 $inarchive';

           Pre- and post-processing commands are executed via system(3).

       An  ‘@’  as  the  first character causes the exit code to be ignored. Otherwise, a nonzero
       exit code is treated as an error and causes processing to abort.

       Pre- and post-processing commands have two further special variables defined:

         · $inarchive - indicating incoming archive filename

         · $outnarchive - indicating outgoing archive filename

       · error command = ' ( echo "archive=$inarchive" echo "error messages:" echo "$errortext" )
         | mail -s "Slony log shipping failed" postgres@localhost ';

         The error command indicates a command to execute upon encountering an error. All logging
         since the last successful completion of  an  archive  is  available  in  the  $errortext

         In the example shown, this sends an email to the DBAs upon encountering an error.

       · Archive File Names

         Each filename is added to the SystemV Message queue for processing by a slony_logshipper

                                         13 October 2018                     slony_logshipping(1)