On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 6:50 PM, Mark Dilger <hornschnor...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On May 29, 2017, at 11:53 AM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote:
>> Right now we don't document that temp_tablespaces can use
>> non-restart-safe storage, e.g. /tmp, ramdisks.  Would this be safe?
>> Should we document this?
> The only safe way to do temporary tablespaces that I have found is to extend
> the grammar to allow CREATE TEMPORARY TABLESPACE, and then refuse
> to allow the creation of any non-tempoary table (or index on same) in that
> tablespace.  Otherwise, it is too easy to be surprised to discover that your
> table contents have gone missing.

I think this would be a sensible approach.

Robert Haas
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