On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Fujii Masao <masao.fu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, I was thinking that, too. I'm not sure whether including log files
> in backup really increases the security risk, though. There are already
> very important data, i.e., database, in backups. Anyway, since
> the amount of log files can be very large and they are not essential
> for recovery, it's worth considering whether to exclude them. OTOH,
> I'm sure that some users prefer current behavior for some reasons.
> So I think that it's better to expose the pg_basebackup option
> specifying whether log files are included in backups or not.

I don't really see how this can work reliably; pg_log isn't a
hard-coded name, but rather a GUC that users can leave set to that
value or set to any other value they choose.

Robert Haas
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