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Re: [HACKERS] Major Problem, need help! Can't run our website!

From: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Tim Allen <tim(at)proximity(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Major Problem, need help! Can't run our website!
Date: 2005-11-15 04:05:17
Message-ID: 43795E7D.7090706@familyhealth.com.au (view raw or flat)
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> We've seen reports of people firing this particular foot-gun before, 
> haven't we? Would it make sense to rename pg_xlog to something that 
> doesn't sound like it's "just" full of log files? Eg pg_wal - something 
> where the half-educated will have no idea what it is, and therefore not 
> think they know what they can do with it.

Would it be wise or insane for us to to mention in the startup error a 
HINT that if you've removed such files, only hope is full restore from 
backup or pg_resetxlog with data loss?

Chris


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