"Joshua D. Drake" <j...@commandprompt.com> writes:
> On 05/16/2014 07:30 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
>> On 2014-05-16 07:28:42 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>> Can we get that fixed please? It seems rather bad behavior for pg_basebackup
>>> to fatal out because of the permissions on a backup file of all things.
>>> Instead, we should do WARNING and say skipped.

>> Doesn't sound like a good idea to me. We'd need to have a catalog of
>> common unimportant fileendings and such. We surely *do* want to error
>> out when we fail to copy an important file.they

> pg_hba.conf~ is not an important file.

Rather than blaming the messenger, you should be asking why there are
files in $PGDATA that the server can't read.  That's a recipe for trouble
no matter what.

Or in words of one syllable: this is a bug in your editor, not in Postgres.

                        regards, tom lane

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