Postgres - logical replication

Master DB:

1. Create a publication

CREATE PUBLICATION alltables FOR ALL TABLES;

2. Create a replication user

create role replication_user with login password 'some-pass' replication; 
--GRANT whatever permissions are required
grant usage on schema some_schema to replication_user;
grant select on all tables in schema some_schema to replication_user;

Note: with logical replication, user does not seem to have to have the replication rights; this is required with std streaming replication

3. Modify the postgresql.conf to allow connections to the machine via its ip

listen_addresses = 'localhost,server_ip'

and set up a proper WAL lvl

wal_level = logical			# minimal, replica, or logical

4. Modify pg_hba.conf to allow connections from specified slaves

host    all     replication_user         slave_ip/0                 md5

5. Dump db structure

pg_dump.exe --host localhost --port 5432 --username "some-user-name" --no-password  --format plain --schema-only --verbose --file "C:\temp\db_schema.sql" --schema "schema-name" "db-name"

6. Review publication and replication slots (when a subscription is created)

select * from pg_publication;
select * from pg_replication_slots; --when subscription is created

7. Check replication status

select * from pg_publication;
select * from pg_stat_replication;


Replica DB:

1. recreate db structure - this is required in order to make the subscription work

createdb --host localhost --port 5432 --username user-name  db-name
psql --host localhost --port 5432 --username user-name -w --dbname db-name --command "create extension if not exists postgis"
psql --host localhost --port 5434 --username postgres -w --dbname db-name --file "c:\temp\db_schema.sql"

Note: installing postgis is not required of course

2. Create a subscription

create subscription my_sub 
connection 'host=master-ip dbname=db-to-replicate user=replication_user password=some-password port=5432' 
publication alltables;

3. Review subscription

select * from pg_subscription;

4. Check replication status

select * from pg_stat_subscription;

More info here: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/10/logical-replication.html

The Entity Framework provider type 'Npgsql.NpgsqlServices, EntityFramework6.Npgsql' registered in the application config file for the ADO.NET provider with invariant name 'Npgsql' could not be loaded. Make sure that the assembly-qualified name is used and that the assembly is available to the running application

Just wasted way too much time for this:

The Entity Framework provider type 'Npgsql.NpgsqlServices, EntityFramework6.Npgsql' registered in the application config file for the ADO.NET provider with invariant name 'Npgsql' could not be loaded. Make sure that the assembly-qualified name is used and that the assembly is available to the running application. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=260882 for more information.

Obvious perhaps, but not so much anymore while being sure EntityFramework6.Npgsql has been installed... My project used to work a while ago and I could swear I had all the refs intact. After all it would not work otherwise, right...

Anyway, apart from making sure DbProviderFactories and providers are configured, just dbl check EntityFramework6.Npgsql is actually installed / output. If not reinstalling from nuget is a good start. Did work for me ;)

kill pg connection

PostgreSQL 9.2 and above:

SELECT pg_terminate_backend(pg_stat_activity.pid)
FROM pg_stat_activity
WHERE pg_stat_activity.datname = 'TARGET_DB'
  AND pid <> pg_backend_pid();

PostgreSQL 9.1 and below:

SELECT pg_terminate_backend(pg_stat_activity.procpid)
FROM pg_stat_activity
WHERE pg_stat_activity.datname = 'TARGET_DB'
  AND procpid <> pg_backend_pid();

Logging in pgsql

edit postgresql.conf and change the following:

log_statement = 'all'
log_min_duration_statement = 0
logging_collector = on
#log_directory = 'pg_log'

make sure pg_log is available relative to the data dir

restart pgsql service