On 9/20/11 10:09 AM, Robert Haas wrote:
> I like the idea of some kind of sentinel file that tells the server to
> start up in recovery mode.  But instead of having the user remove it
> to cause a promotion, I think the server should remove it when it does
> promote.  That's more like what we've done in the past, and it ties in
> very nicely with what pg_ctl promote already does.

Yes, I agree that that is a superior approach.

And then we could keep the trigger_file configuration parameter for
backwards compatibility, with intent to depreciate it after a couple
more Postgres versions.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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