Joe Conway wrote:
> On 09/29/2015 01:48 PM, Alvaro Herrera wrote:

> > I remember it, but I'm not sure it would have helped you.  As I recall,
> > your trouble was that after a reboot the init script decided to initdb
> > the mount point -- postmaster wouldn't have been running at all ...
> Right, which the init script non longer does as far as I'm aware, so
> hopefully will never happen again to anyone.


> But it was still a case where the postmaster started on one copy of
> PGDATA (the newly init'd copy), and then the contents of the real PGDATA
> was swapped in (when the filesystem was finally mounted), causing
> corruption to the production data.

Ah, I didn't remember that part of it, but it makes sense.

Álvaro Herrera      
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