On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 8:12 AM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote:
> On 12/22/14 10:00 PM, Amit Kapila wrote:
>> There is already a patch [1] in this CF which will handle both cases, so
>> I am
>> not sure if it is very good idea to go with a new tar format to handle this
>> issue.
> I think it would still make sense to have proper symlinks in the
> basebackup if possible, for clarity.

I guess I would have assumed it would be more clear to omit the
symlinks if we're expecting the server to put them in.  Otherwise, the
server has to remove the existing symlinks and create new ones, which
introduces various possibilities for failure and confusion.

Robert Haas
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