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Re: Can Postgres 8.x start if some disks containing tablespaces are not mounted?

From: "Gurjeet Singh" <singh(dot)gurjeet(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Morris Goldstein" <morris(dot)x(dot)goldstein(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Can Postgres 8.x start if some disks containing tablespaces are not mounted?
Date: 2008-04-02 01:16:26
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On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 7:42 PM, Morris Goldstein <
morris(dot)x(dot)goldstein(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> But that makes me wonder: what about this sequence of events:
> - Postgres running normally on /dev/sda and /dev/sdb.
> - Update to table in /dev/sdb tablespace is committed but still exists in
> WAL.
> - Postgres crashes (e.g. power failure).
> - Postgres starts with /dev/sda only.
> - Recovery needs to update table in /dev/sdb tablespace.
> I assume bad things will happen in this case.
200% correct.

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