On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Bernd Helmle <maili...@oopsware.de> wrote:
> --On 1. Januar 2014 23:53:46 +0100 Dimitri Fontaine <dimi...@2ndquadrant.fr>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
Same here. +1 for fixing it. Having tablespaces in PGDATA itself is
most of the time part of some obscure policy making easier to manage
all the data in one folder...

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