On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote: > On 8/27/14 2:55 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote: >> I think the easy way of doing that is to just create an xlog.tar file. >> Since we already create "base.tar" and possibly n*<tablespace.tar>, >> adding one more file shouldn't be a big problem, and would make such >> an implementation much easier. Would be trivial to do .tar.gz for it >> as well, just like for the others. > > That might be a way forward, but for someone who doesn't use tablespaces > and just wants and all-on-one backup, this change would make that more > cumbersome, because now you'd always have more than one file to deal with.
It would in stream mode, which doesn't work at all. I do agree with Roberts suggestion that we shouldn't remove file mode right away - but we should change the default. > It might be worth considering a mode that combines all those tar files > into a super-tar. I'm personally not a user of the tar mode, so I don't > know what a typical use would be, though. That would probably be useful, though a lot more difficult when you consider two separate processes writing into the same tarfile. But I agree that the format for "single tablespace just gimme a bloody tarfile" is quite incovenient today, in that you need a directory and we drop a "base.tar" in there. We should perhaps try to find a more convenient way for that specific usecase, since it probably represents the majority of users. -- Magnus Hagander Me: http://www.hagander.net/ Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/ -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers