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I want to create a Base Backup with the pg_basebackup tool of postgres 9.1. After some seconds I receive:

`pg_basebackup: could not get WAL end position from server

What can be the reason for this error message?

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pg_basebackupis relatively new (just came into existence in January) and not particularly well-documented - you may get a faster answer asking on the Postgres mailing lists (and when you get an answer, post it here for free upvotes :) –  voretaq7 Sep 16 '11 at 14:28

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The problem was that there were files in the data directory not owned by the postgres user.

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