--On 1. Januar 2014 23:53:46 +0100 Dimitri Fontaine <dimi...@2ndquadrant.fr> wrote:


As much as I've seen people frown upon $subject, it still happens in the
wild, and Magnus seems to agree that the current failure mode of our
pg_basebackup tool when confronted to the situation is a bug.

So here's a fix, attached.

I've seen having tablespaces under PGDATA as a policy within several data centres in the past. The main reasoning behind this seems that they strictly separate platform and database administration and for database inventory reasons. They are regularly surprised if you tell them to not use tablespaces in such a way, since they absorbed this practice over the years from other database systems. So +1 for fixing this.



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