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Re: [HACKERS] Tablespaces

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Zeugswetter Andreas SB SD <ZeugswetterA(at)spardat(dot)at>
Cc: jearl(at)bullysports(dot)com, tswan(at)idigx(dot)com,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,PostgreSQL Win32 port list <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Tablespaces
Date: 2004-03-05 14:48:32
Message-ID: 200403051448.i25EmWF04964@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Zeugswetter Andreas SB SD wrote:
> 
> > First of all, symlinks are a pretty popular "feature."  Even Windows
> > supports what would be needed.  Second of all, PostgreSQL will still
> > run on OSes without symlinks, tablespaces won't be available, but
> > PostgreSQL will still run.  Since we are all using PostgreSQL without
> 
> My idea for platforms that don't support symlinks would be to simply create
> a tblspaceoid directory inplace instead of the symlink (maybe throw a warning).
> My feeling is, that using the same syntax on such platforms is important, 
> but actual distribution is not (since they will most likely be small systems).

Nice idea --- so you can create tablespaces, but can't specify a
different location for it --- makes sense.

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