Tom, thank you for your help.
I increased 000E to 81920 and the databse is working now.
We are using RHAS 3.0 and it does have /dev/zero.
From: Tom Lane [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:34 PM
To: Shea,Dan [CIS]
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] after using pg_resetxlog, db lost
"Shea,Dan [CIS]" <> writes:
> I determined the largest was 12,293,162 and set it to
> pg_resetxlog -x 15000000 /var/lib/pgsql/data
Okay, but it looks like you will also need to adjust pg_clog to cover
that transaction ID range. (I had thought pg_resetxlog would handle
this for you, but it looks like not.)
> Jun 24 15:02:05 murphy postgres: [11-1] PANIC: could not access status of transaction 15000030
> Jun 24 15:02:05 murphy postgres: [11-2] DETAIL: could not read from file "/var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_clog/000E"
atoffset 73728: Success
You need to append zeroes (8K at a time) to
/var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_clog/000E until it's longer than 73728 bytes.
I'd use something like
dd bs=8k count=1 </dev/zero >>/var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_clog/000E
assuming that your system has /dev/zero.
regards, tom lane