On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 9:33 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Uh ... what in that is creating the already-extant parent?

/me looks embarrassed.

Never mind.  I didn't read what you wrote carefully enough.

>> I think one answer to the original complaint might be to add a new
>> flag to pg_dump, something like --recursive-selection, maybe -r for
>> short, which makes --table, --exclude-table, and --exclude-table-data
>> cascade to inheritance descendents.
> Yeah, you could do it like that.  Another way to do it would be to
> create variants of all the selection switches, along the lines of
> "--table-all=foo" meaning "foo plus its children".  Then you could
> have some switches recursing and others not within the same command.
> But maybe that's more flexibility than needed ... and I'm having a
> hard time coming up with nice switch names, anyway.

I don't think that's as good.  It's a lot more typing than what I
proposed and I don't think anyone is really going to want the

> Anyway, I'm still of the opinion that it's fine to leave this as a
> future feature.  If we've gotten away without it this long for
> inherited tables, it's unlikely to be critical for partitioned tables.


Robert Haas
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