On 17 December 2012 14:16, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> wrote:

> I'm not happy with the fact that we just ignore the problem in a backup
> taken from a standby, silently giving the user a backup that won't start up.

That's spooky. I just found a different issue with prmotion during
backup on your other thread.

> Why not include the timeline history file in the backup? That seems like a
> good idea regardless of this issue.


> I also wonder if pg_basebackup should
> include *all* timeline history files in the backup, not just the latest one
> strictly required to restore.

Why? the timeline history file includes the previous timelines already.

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