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Re: [HACKERS] initdb should create a warning message [was Re:

From: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
To: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] initdb should create a warning message [was Re:
Date: 2003-11-30 23:18:54
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Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
> The use of the word "log" in the directory name does tend to invite
> this error, and some have acted on it without asking first.  I think
> initdb should put a README.IMPORTANT file in $PGDATA to say [...]

If someone deletes something from $PGDATA without understanding what
it is, they deserve what they get.

I do agree that we could stand to document the purpose of pg_clog
and pg_xlog more clearly. However, this information belongs in the
standard documentation, not scattered throughout $PGDATA.

-Neil


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