On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Josh Berkus <j...@agliodbs.com> writes:
>> First, if we're going to change behavior, I assert that we should stop
>> calling stuff "recovery" and either call it "replica" or "standby".  Our
>> use of the word "recovery" confuses users; it is historical in nature
>> and requires an understanding of PostgreSQL internals to know why it's
>> called that.  It's also inconsistent with our use of the word "standby"
>> everywhere else.
> Are we all talking about the same thing?  In my mind recovery.conf is
> for configuring a point-in-time archive recovery run.  It's got nothing
> to do with either replication or standbys.

Huh?  How else can you create a standby?  I do it by creating a
recovery.conf file that says:


I wasn't aware that there is another method.

Robert Haas
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