Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> BTW, the backup process is supposed to result in backup_label being
> present in the filesystem dump, so that you'd have had to go out of your
> way for it to NOT be present (which is why we didn't think it needed
> much documentation). What exactly was happening? If you didn't
> deliberately remove it from the dump, there may still be some kind of
> bug here.
Correct. backup_label was getting created. My cleanup of such items as pg_xlog/ was overly aggressive and removing backup_label. While testing with no database activity during the dump, the problem did not exist.
I'll send verbiage to the docs folks as requested. Thanks again for all the help.
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