On Tue, Mar 01, 2022 at 08:44:51AM -0600, David Steele wrote: > Personally, I am in favor of removing it. We change/rename > functions/tables/views when we need to, and this happens in almost every > release. > > What we need to do is make sure that an older installation won't silently > work in a broken way, i.e. if we remove the exclusive flag somebody > expecting the pre-9.6 behavior might not receive an error and think > everything is OK. That would not be good. > > One option might be to rename the functions. Something like > pg_backup_start/stop.