"Diogo Biazus" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On 7/26/06, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I'm not sure it should be making any attempt to translate anything.
>> What makes you think the oids even refer to the current database?

> I'm getting a new database connection based on the dbNode of the current
> xlog record. And I expect that the user informed a connection to the backend
> that originated the xlog files. Is this not going to work?

No.  I for one need this thing to analyze WAL dumps from databases
I don't even have access to, let alone have up-and-running locally.
It's really not going to be acceptable for the program to fail if it
can't have access to a database matching what it sees in the log.
The dropped-relation problem is just the first manifestation you happen
to have run into of why that's an unacceptable restriction, but there
are other reasons.

                        regards, tom lane

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