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Re: WAL file location

From: Curt Sampson <cjs(at)cynic(dot)net>
To: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: WAL file location
Date: 2002-07-30 04:13:36
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On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Thomas Lockhart wrote:

> I've developed patches to be able to specify the location of the WAL
> directory, with the default location being where it is now. The patches
> define a new environment variable PGXLOG (a la PGDATA) and postmaster,
> postgres, initdb and pg_ctl have been taught to recognize a new command
> line switch "-X" a la "-D".

What's the advantage of this over just using a symlink?

> I'm intending to head towards finer control of locations of tables and
> indices next by implementing some notion of named storage area, perhaps
> including the "tablespace" nomenclature....

This I would really love to have.

Curt Sampson  <cjs(at)cynic(dot)net>   +81 90 7737 2974
    Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light.  --XTC

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