On 2014-08-26 18:40:27 +0200, Magnus Hagander wrote: > On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > > > currently pg_basebackup uses fetch mode when only -x is specified - > > which imo isn't a very good thing to use due to the increased risk of > > not fetching everything. > > How about switching to stream mode for 9.5+? > > I think the original reasons were to not change the default behaviour > with a new feature, and secondly because defaulting to -X requires two > replication connections rather than one.
Right. > I think the first reason is gone now, and the risk/damage of the two > connections is probably smaller than running out of WAL. Especially as that will fail pretty nearly immediately instead at the end of the basebackup... > -x is a good > default for smaller systems, but -X is a safer one for bigger ones. So > I agree that changing the default mode would make sense. Cool. Greetings, Andres Freund -- Andres Freund http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers