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Re: pg_upgrade - add config directory setting

From: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_upgrade - add config directory setting
Date: 2011-09-28 15:19:44
Message-ID: 4E833B10.2040704@pinpointresearch.com (view raw or flat)
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On 09/28/2011 12:49 AM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On tis, 2011-09-27 at 16:13 -0700, Steve Crawford wrote:
>> It would perhaps be useful to add optional --old-confdir and
>> --new-confdir parameters to pg_upgrade. If these parameters are absent
>> then pg_upgrade would work as it does now and assume that the config
>> files are in the datadir.
> It should work the same way the postmaster itself works: If the given
> directory is not a data directory, look for the postgresql.conf file and
> look there for the location of the data directory.
>
>
>
>
That would make sense to me (I actually tried setting the datadirs based 
on that assumption). It would require adding that feature to pg_upgrade 
and tweaking the docs for --XXX-datadir but would not require any new 
parameters.

Cheers,
Steve

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