Stephen Frost wrote:

> Even so, in the interest of having more fine-grained permission
> controls, I've gone ahead and added a pg_switch_xlog default role.
> Note that this means that pg_switch_xlog() can be called by both
> pg_switch_xlog roles and pg_backup roles.  I'd be very much against
> removing the ability to call pg_switch_xlog from the pg_backup role as
> that really is a capability which is needed by users running backups and
> it'd just add unnecessary complexity to require users setting up backup
> tools to grant two different roles to get the backup to work.

Isn't it simpler to grant pg_switch_xlog to pg_backup in the default

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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