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Feature request: pg_basebackup --force

From: Joshua Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Feature request: pg_basebackup --force
Date: 2011-04-09 18:26:14
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Magnus, all:

It seems a bit annoying to have to do an rm -rf * $PGDATA/ before resynching a standby using pg_basebackup.  This means that I still need to wrap basebackup in a shell script, instead of having it do everything for me ... especially if I have multiple tablespaces.

Couldn't we have a --force option which would clear all data and tablespace directories before resynching?

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.
San Francisco


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