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Replication PostreSQL to Elasticsearch via Logical replication slots

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Replication PostreSQL to Elasticsearch via Logical replication slots


$ pip install pg-replicate-elastic


Note: Use my fork as we tested it to be 100% sure it work with it and no breaking changes happen, wal2json .

$ git clone
$ PATH=/path/to/bin/pg_config:$PATH
$ USE_PGXS=1 make
$ USE_PGXS=1 make install

You need to set up at least two parameters at postgresql.conf:

wal_level = logical
max_replication_slots = 1

After changing these parameters, a restart is needed.


pg_replicate_elastic --config=<absolute path to json config>

Construct configuration file in json format where:

  • replication_slot json object for replication slot name and if is temporary
  • tables is array of tables we want to replicate
  • es_connection connection string to Elasticsearch
  • postgres json object for PostreSQL connection
  • inital_sync boolean for inital syncronization that needs to be done first time to replicate old data

Example configuration

	"replication_slot": {
		"name": "elasticsearch_slot",
		"is_temp": true
	"tables": [{
		"name": "poc",
		"primary_key": "a"
		"exclude_columns": "c,z"
	"es_connection": "",
	"postgres": {
		"port": 5432,
		"host": "",
		"database": "poc",
		"username": "test",
		"password": "test"
	"inital_sync": false


wal2json is not my software so for licence check their licence

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