repmgr standby follow


repmgr standby follow -- attach a standby to a new primary


Attaches the standby to a new primary. This command requires a valid repmgr.conf file for the standby, either specified explicitly with -f/--config-file or located in a default location; no additional arguments are required.

This command will force a restart of the standby server, which must be running. It can only be used to attach an active standby to the current primary node (and not to another standby).

To re-add an inactive node to the replication cluster, see repmgr node rejoin


      $ repmgr -f /etc/repmgr.conf standby follow
      INFO: setting node 3's primary to node 2
      NOTICE: restarting server using "pg_ctl -l /var/log/postgres/startup.log -w -D '/var/lib/postgres/data' restart"
      waiting for server to shut down........ done
      server stopped
      waiting for server to start.... done
      server started
      NOTICE: STANDBY FOLLOW successful
      DETAIL: node 3 is now attached to node 2



Check prerequisites but don't actually follow a new standby.

Important: This does not guarantee the standby can follow the primary; in particular, whether the primary and standby timelines have diverged, can currently only be determined by actually attempting to attach the standby to the primary.


Wait for a primary to appear.

Event notifications

A standby_follow event notification will be generated.

If provided, repmgr will subsitute the placeholders %p with the node ID of the primary being followed, %c with its conninfo string, and %a with its node name.

See also

repmgr node rejoin