repmgr node check

repmgr node check — performs some health checks on a node from a replication perspective


Performs some health checks on a node from a replication perspective. This command must be run on the local node.


Currently repmgr performs health checks on physical replication slots only, with the aim of warning about streaming replication standbys which have become detached and the associated risk of uncontrolled WAL file growth.


       $ repmgr -f /etc/repmgr.conf node check
       Node "node1":
            Server role: OK (node is primary)
            Replication lag: OK (N/A - node is primary)
            WAL archiving: OK (0 pending files)
            Downstream servers: OK (2 of 2 downstream nodes attached)
            Replication slots: OK (node has no physical replication slots)
            Missing replication slots: OK (node has no missing physical replication slots)

Individual checks

Each check can be performed individually by supplying an additional command line parameter, e.g.:

        $ repmgr node check --role
        OK (node is primary)

Parameters for individual checks are as follows:

  • --role: checks if the node has the expected role
  • --replication-lag: checks if the node is lagging by more than replication_lag_warning or replication_lag_critical
  • --archive-ready: checks for WAL files which have not yet been archived, and returns WARNING or CRITICAL if the number exceeds archive_ready_warning or archive_ready_critical respectively.
  • --downstream: checks that the expected downstream nodes are attached
  • --slots: checks there are no inactive physical replication slots
  • --missing-slots: checks there are no missing physical replication slots
  • --data-directory-config: checks the data directory configured in repmgr.conf matches the actual data directory. This check is not directly related to replication, but is useful to verify repmgr is correctly configured.

Output format

  • --csv: generate output in CSV format (not available for individual checks)
  • --nagios: generate output in a Nagios-compatible format (for individual checks only)

Exit codes

When executing repmgr node check with one of the individual checks listed above, repmgr will emit one of the following Nagios-style exit codes (even if --nagios is not supplied):

  • 0: OK
  • 1: WARNING
  • 2: ERROR
  • 3: UNKNOWN

One of the following exit codes will be emitted by repmgr status check if no individual check was specified.


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See also

repmgr node status, repmgr cluster show