* Andrew Dunstan (and...@dunslane.net) wrote: > On 11/02/2015 09:36 AM, Tom Lane wrote: > >Andrew Dunstan <and...@dunslane.net> writes: > >>I don't know if this was discussed at the time ALTER SYSTEM was > >>implemented, but I have just discovered that if postgresql.auto.conf is > >>a symlink to a file elsewhere, ALTER SYSTEM will happily break that link > >>and write its own local copy. That strikes me as rather unfriendly. Why > >>not just truncate the file rather than unlink it as it's being > >>rewritten? Even if we don't want to do that a warning in the docs might > >>help users avoid the "mistake" I just made. > >Frankly, that behavior strikes me as a good idea. There is no situation, > >IMV, where it's sane to try to put a symlink there. > > OK. I was experimenting with some backup procedures, and I have > since abandoned the approach I was following. However, it does seem > like it's worth documenting the behaviour.
No problem with that, certainly. Thanks! Stephen
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