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Postgresql replication - Problem with pgpool2 and transient model and binary field

Thierry Godin
on 5/16/14, 10:20 AM 3,281 views

Hi all,

I'm trying to set another server that will be the duplicate of the first server (production). So I set up 2 exactly same servers, tuned PG same too, installed pgpool2 on first server, installed postgresql-9.1-pgpool2 on both servers. I set up OpenERP to connect to pgpool2 on port 5433. Set the 2 backends as follow in pgpool.conf (for now , its on LAN for testing purpose) :

backend_hostname0 = ''
backend_port0 = 5432
backend_weight0 = 1
backend_data_directory0 = '/var/lib/postgresql/9.1/main/'
backend_flag0 = 'ALLOW_TO_FAILOVER'

backend_hostname1 = ''
backend_port1 = 5432
backend_weight1 = 1
backend_data_directory1 = '/var/lib/postgresql/9.1/main/'
backend_flag1 = 'ALLOW_TO_FAILOVER'

All works fine.
I can connect to OpenERP on server 1 and data is well duplicated on both PG.

But it seems to have some troubles with transientModel.

Each time I call a module  (I made) that uses TransientModel, I get an error like below :


File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/openerp/tools/image.py", line 103, in
    return image_resize_image(base64_source, size, encoding, filetype,
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/openerp/tools/image.py", line 67, in
    image_stream = io.BytesIO(base64_source.decode(encoding))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/encodings/base64_codec.py", line 42, in base64_decode
    output = base64.decodestring(input)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/base64.py", line 321, in decodestring
    return binascii.a2b_base64(s)
Error: Incorrect padding

If I go back to standard config (one server and direct to PG) , OpenERP works fine. So I think there is a problem with binary fields and transientmodel ??

Can anyone help me please ?

Thanks a lot


EDIT 2014-05-22:

It seems that Openerp makes SELECT queries that are operated on both PG servers, so that binary fields are corrupted because of transient model ? Id o not have any trouble with models, except with transient ones.

I'm looking for a simple replication solution for PostgreSQL. I searched on GG but I did not find anything so "easy" to install. I do not need load balancing, I just want to save data (streaming replication) for backup purpose and switch on failover.

Thierry Godin
On 5/23/14, 7:39 AM

Thanks but I'm not sure pgbouncer is for replication.

Anyway, I've finally gone with native PG replication thanks to the excellent tutorial found on Greg Reinacker's Blog


swapnil wagh
On 5/23/14, 7:19 AM

You can try pgbouncer 

Axel Mendoza
On 8/4/14, 6:54 AM

You only need to turn off replication in pgpool.conf. I have this issue and get resolved turning replication off

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Asked: 5/16/14, 10:20 AM
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Last updated: 3/16/15, 8:10 AM