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BaseBackupThrottle

Short Description

Waiting during base backup when throttling activity.

Detailed Description

A Base Backup is a physical copy of the database. This wait is seen while the backup is being throttled to preserve system resources. This is set using pg_basebackup -r ***rate*** or pg_basebackup --max-rate=***rate*** where the rate is kilobytes per second.

Progress of backups can be seen using the [pg_stat_basebackup_progress](https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/progress-reporting.html#BASEBACKUP-PROGRESS-REPORTING) view.

How to reduce this wait

This is a normal wait where backup throttling is enabled.

PostgreSQL Docs - Waits of Type Timeout

PostgreSQL Docs - pg_basebackup

PostgreSQL Docs - Base Backup Progress Reporting

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