Tom Lane wrote:
> Ignoring this point is actually a fine recipe for destroying your data;
> see Joe Conway's report a couple years back about getting burnt by a
> soft NFS mount. If the DB directory is not there, auto-creating it is
> a horrible idea.
Yes, this would be equivalent to the old behavior of the Red Hat RPMs that
automatically performed initdb if the data directory is missing. Thankfully,
that has been abolished.
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