Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On 1/26/16 10:56 AM, Simon Riggs wrote:
> > Removing one of "archive" or "hot standby" will just cause confusion and
> > breakage, so neither is a good choice for removal.
> > 
> > What we should do is 
> > 1. Map "archive" and "hot_standby" to one level with a new name that
> > indicates that it can be used for both/either backup or replication.
> >       (My suggested name for the new level is "replica"...)
> > 2. Deprecate "archive" and "hot_standby" so that those will be removed
> > in a later release.
> Updated patch to reflect these suggestions.

I wonder if the "keep one / keep both" argument is running in circles as
new reviewers arrive at the thread.  Perhaps somebody could read the
whole thread(s) and figure out a way to find consensus so that we move
forward on this.

I've closed it as returned-with-feedback for now.  Please resubmit to
next CF.

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

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