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Type: string
Context: postmaster
Restart: true
Since: 12

This parameter specifies the time stamp up to which recovery will proceed. The precise stopping point is also influenced by guc-recovery-target-inclusive.

The value of this parameter is a time stamp in the same format accepted by the timestamp with time zone data type, except that you cannot use a time zone abbreviation (unless the timezone_abbreviations variable has been set earlier in the configuration file). Preferred style is to use a numeric offset from UTC, or you can write a full time zone name, e.g., Europe/Helsinki not EEST.