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Bug ID16215
PG Version10.11
OSLinux
Opened2020-01-17 07:22:10+00
Reported byStefan Sonnenberg-Carstens
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      16215
Logged by:          Stefan Sonnenberg-Carstens
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 10.11
Operating system:   Linux
Description:        

I tried to restore a binary backup (basebackup + WAL archives) onto a
smaller machine.
During restore the following log message was issued:

2020-01-17 07:14:20.524 UTC [19274] FATAL:  hot standby is not possible
because max_worker_processes = 2 is a lower setting than on the master
server (its value was 8)
2020-01-17 07:14:20.526 UTC [19273] LOG:  startup process (PID 19274) exited
with exit code 1
2020-01-17 07:14:20.526 UTC [19273] LOG:  aborting startup due to startup
process failure
2020-01-17 07:14:20.541 UTC [19273] LOG:  database system is shut down
pg_ctl: could not start server
Examine the log output.

The workaround was to raise the number of max_worker_process for the
recovery process to work and lowering it afterwords.

This seems to be a bug to me, as I don't see a technical connection between
these settings for the restore to be successful.

Cheers

Messages

DateAuthorSubject
2020-01-17 07:22:10+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #16215: Restore failes if number of workers in postgresql.conf is lower than on source system
2020-01-17 07:58:52+00Sergei KornilovRe: BUG #16215: Restore failes if number of workers in postgresql.conf is lower than on source system
2020-01-17 09:33:27+00Stefan Sonnenberg-CarstensRe: BUG #16215: Restore failes if number of workers in postgresql.conf is lower than on source system
2020-01-17 09:45:36+00Sergei KornilovRe: BUG #16215: Restore failes if number of workers in postgresql.conf is lower than on source system
2020-01-17 10:42:28+00Stefan Sonnenberg-CarstensRe: BUG #16215: Restore failes if number of workers in postgresql.conf is lower than on source system