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Re: 7.2.3?

From: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)atentus(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 7.2.3?
Date: 2002-09-28 21:30:35
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Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> I agree with Lamar that upgrading is a very difficult process right now.
> Requiring huge amounts of disk space and database downtime to do
> dump/restore is in some cases too high a price to pay.  So maybe the
> upgrading process should be observed instead of wasting time on people
> trying to stay behind because of the price of that process.

As a "simple for the user approach", would it be
too-difficult-to-bother-with to add to the postmaster an ability to
start up with the data files from the previous version, for it to
recognise an old data format automatically, then for it to do the
conversion process of the old data format to the new one before going
any further?

Sounds like a pain to create initially, but nifty in the end.


Regards and best wishes,

Justin Clift

> --
> Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]>)
> "La fuerza no está en los medios físicos
> sino que reside en una voluntad indomable" (Gandhi)

"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those
who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the
first group; there was less competition there."
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  • Re: 7.2.3? at 2002-09-28 20:42:43 from Alvaro Herrera


  • Re: 7.2.3? at 2002-09-29 01:23:31 from Bruce Momjian

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