On 1 September 2015 at 10:39, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote:
> So we've had several rounds of discussions about simplifying replication
> configuration in general and the wal_level setting in particular. [0][1]
> [snip]
> Bike-shedding:  In this patch, I removed "archive" and kept
> "hot_standby", because that's what the previous discussions suggested.
> Historically and semantically, it would be more correct the other way
> around.  On the other hand, keeping "hot_standby" would probably require
> fewer configuration files to be changed.  Or we could keep both, but
> that would be confusing (for users and in the code).

We need to keep both, IMO, with 'archive' as an obsolete synonym for

Otherwise pg_upgrade will get grumpy, and so will users who migrate
their configurations.

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