On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote: > Currently, when you unpack a tarred basebackup with tablespaces, the > symlinks will tell you whether you have unpacked the tablespace tars at > the right place. Otherwise, how do you know? Secondly, you also have > the option of putting the tablespaces somewhere else by changing the > symlinks.
That's a good argument for making the tablespace-map file human-readable and human-editable, but I don't think it's an argument for duplicating its contents inaccurately in the filesystem. > One way to address this would be to do away with the symlinks altogether > and have pg_tblspc/12345 be a text file that contains the tablespace > location. Kind of symlinks implemented in user space. Well, that's just spreading the tablespace-map file out into several files, and maybe keeping it around after we've restored from backup. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers