* 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. Thanks! Stephen
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