On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 11:06:39AM -0700, Jeff Janes wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Peter Eisentraut
> <peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> > On 7/12/16 12:53 PM, Jeff Janes wrote:
> >> The --help message for pg_basebackup says:
> >> -Z, --compress=0-9 compress tar output with given compression level
> >> But -Z0 is then rejected as 'invalid compression level "0"'. The real
> >> docs do say 1-9, only the --help message has this bug. Trivial patch
> >> attached.
> > pg_dump --help and man page say it supports 0..9. Maybe we should make
> > that more consistent.
> pg_dump actually does support -Z0, though. Well, sort of. It outputs
> plain text. Rather than plain text wrapped in some kind of dummy gzip
> header, which is what I had naively expected.
> Is that what -Z0 in pg_basebackup should do as well, just output
> uncompressed tar data, and not add the ".gz" to the "base.tar" file
Yes, please support the no compression option. It can be useful in
situations where the bottleneck is the compression itself (quite
easily done with zlib based options, another plug for a higher
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