On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM, Joshua D. Drake <j...@commandprompt.com>wrote:

> At a minimum:
> Check to see if there is going to be a permission error BEFORE the base
> backup begins:
> starting basebackup:
>   checking perms: ERROR no access to pg_hba.conf~ base backup will fail

That's pretty much what it does if you enable progress meter. I realize you
don't necessarily want that one, but we could have a switch that still
tells the server to measure the size, but not actually print the output?
While it costs a bit of overhead to do that, that's certainly something
that's a lot more safe than ignoring errors.

 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
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