* Peter Eisentraut (peter.eisentr...@2ndquadrant.com) wrote:
> On 10/12/16 11:22 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> > The main problem we're trying to fix here is people thinking that
> > something with "log" in the name contains discardable data.  Just
> > relocating the directory without renaming it won't improve that.
> I think it would help if we moved it to something like
> "internal/pg_xlog" and "internal/pg_clog".  Keep the name but move it
> out of sight.

I disagree that this will materially help with the issue.

> We have a tool called pg_xlogdump in the standard installation.  initdb
> has an option --xlogdir, pg_basebackup has --xlog and others.  Renaming
> the xlog directory would make this all a bit confusing, unless we're
> prepared to rename the programs and options as well.

pg_xlogdump is not a user-facing tool, frankly, so I don't believe we
should be terribly concerned about either leaving it named as-is or
renaming it.  I agree that we should consider adding alternative names
to the options for initdb and pg_basebackup.



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