On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 11:38 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just tried out pg_basebackup -R and got the following recovery.conf file:
> standby_mode = 'on'
> primary_conninfo = 'user=rhaas passfile=''/home/rhaas/.pgpass''
> port=5432 sslmode=disable sslcompression=1 target_session_attrs=any'
> This seems fairly random to me.  pg_basebackup explains:
>                  * Do not emit this setting if: - the setting is 
> "replication",
>                  * "dbname" or "fallback_application_name", since these would 
> be
>                  * overridden by the libpqwalreceiver module anyway. -
> not set or
>                  * empty.
> ...which looks like it got clubbed by pgindent, but anyway I'm not
> sure that's the best algorithm.  passfile and target_session_attrs are
> both new in v10 and have non-empty default values, yet neither of them
> seems like something that you necessarily want in your
> automatically-created recovery.conf file.  It seems like it would be
> more correct to leave out parameters that are set to the default
> value, rather than those that are set to an empty value.

+1.  Sounds sensible thing to do.

With Regards,
Amit Kapila.
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com

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