Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: > On 17 December 2012 14:16, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> wrote: >> 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. The original intention was that the WAL archive might contain multiple timeline files corresponding to various experimental recovery attempts; furthermore, such files might be hand-annotated (that's why there's a comment provision). So they would be at least as valuable from an archival standpoint as the WAL files proper. I think we ought to just copy all of them, period. Anything less is penny-wise and pound-foolish. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers