On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 11:11:27PM +0300, Peter Eisentraut wrote: > On mån, 2012-07-23 at 10:08 -0400, Robert Haas wrote: > > Relying on the number of hard links seems very fragile. For example, > > it'll break if you are using copy mode. And it won't work on Windows, > > either. > > pg_upgrade could remember the list of files that the user would need to > copy to the remote server (i.e., the list of files pg_upgrade itself > copied or linked) and write that to a file.
Good idea. A list of file names seems best, but wouldn't that list exceed the maximum size of an argument list? How could we pass that list to a command like scp? And how could we pass that list on Windows? Pg_upgrade already creates a script to analyze the cluster, so we could create another script to upgrade a standby. However, the problem with a script is that I have no idea what command people would use to do the copy. I think I could create a list and pass that into a loop so only the command has to be modified, but again, how do we do that on Windows? Can we create a shell function in Windows and pass the file name as an argument? Another problem is that the standby cluster might create _new_ files that don't exist on the master, e.g. WAL files, and those have to be removed. I am not clear how to do that either, except by removing all files with a hard link count of 1, and again, this is difficult on Windows. -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + It's impossible for everything to be true. + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers