Re: Remove Deprecated Exclusive Backup Mode

From: David Steele <david(at)pgmasters(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Laurenz Albe <laurenz(dot)albe(at)cybertec(dot)at>, PostgreSQL Developers <pgsql-hackers(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Remove Deprecated Exclusive Backup Mode
Date: 2020-07-10 19:56:44
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On 7/2/20 7:12 AM, David Steele wrote:
> None of this really solves the problem of what happens when the user
> dumps the backup_label into the data directory. With traditional backup
> software that's pretty much going to be the only choice. Is telling them
> not to do it and washing our hands of it really enough?

After some thought I believe there are several recommendations we could
give in the docs about what to do with the backup_label file.

This patch, though, looks to be a dead end. I think the best thing to do
is withdraw the patch and end the thread.

I'll start a new thread when I have a patch/design that implements the
new ideas we have discussed.


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