Splunk SOAR (f.k.a. Phantom)

Is it impossible to use Phantom's ibackup on a warm standby server?


I've configured a pair of Phantom servers to use warm standby. As per the documentation, I ran ibackup.pyc --setup after setting up warm standby, then ibackup.pyc --backup and it works fine.

If I try to run the --backup command on the warm standby I get errors:



[23/Jul/2020 01:40:00] ERROR: ERROR [057]: : recovery is in progress
HINT: pg_walfile_name() cannot be executed during recovery.:



Presumably this is due to the way warm standby works, but the documentation is unclear.

Is this expected behaviour, and is the only option to accept that the standby server backups will fail until a failover occurs i.e. the standby becomes the primary?

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@gf13579 I recently saw this at a customer and got the same thing. I guess it makes sense that as the DB is constantly being streamed to the STBY i makes sense that a backup might be hard/impossible. 
For the customer I implemented the same cron job on both servers and monitored the backup logs. We tested in a DR scenario and the backup was successfully created when the STBY was made PRI.

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I do this!

I got a mistake on this page (build_phantom_rest_url vs. _construct_rest_url) fixed by the technical writers earlier this week: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Phantom/4.9/Playbook/VPECustomFunctionBlock.

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