On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 14:49 -0500, Robert Haas wrote:
> > If I issue a shutdown, PostgreSQL should do whatever it needs to do to
> > shutdown; including issuing a pg_stop_backup.
> Maybe. But for sure, if it doesn't, and instead tells the user to
> issue pg_stop_backup(), then pg_stop_backup() had better WORK when the
> user tries to execute it.
> I gather that the problem is that it has to
> finish all that outstanding archiving before shutting down, in which
> case Kevin's suggestion of having a command to abort the backup seems
> reasonable. I might call it pg_abort_backup() rather than
> pg_fail_backup(), but...
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