On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 8:20 PM, Ashutosh Sharma <ashu.coe...@gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I was just curious to know how would "*pg_basebackup*" behave if we do
> create a symbolic link for directories other than pg_xlog/pg_tblspc.
> However it is clearly mentioned in the documentation of pg_basebackup that
> if a  Symbolic link for the directories other than pg_tblspc and pg_xlog is
> created then it would be skipped. But, that is not the case for pg_replslot
> and pg_stat_tmp. Is this not an issue. Should these directories not be
> skipped. Please let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks.

I agree that actually generating a corrupt tarfile is not good. But I think
the correct fix is to actually generate an empty placeholder directory
rather than skipping it - thereby making the backup look the same as it
would if it was a correct directory where we just skipped the contents.

 Magnus Hagander
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