Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> I think that judgment is exactly backward.  *Not* having timelines is
> >> what will cause serious and possibly fatal mistakes during restore:
> >> people will hand the wrong xlog files to restore and the software will
> >> be unable to recognize the inconsistency.
> > I assume they could just restore from backup and try again.
> Sure, if they don't mind losing whatever transactions they processed
> before realizing how broken their database was.  That's not going to be
> an acceptable answer for the sort of installations that need PITR in the
> first place.
> I think it's really important to get this right the first time, both for
> reliability's sake and because we are expecting people to write their
> own archiving scripts.  If we change the xlog segment naming convention
> later on, then we will break all those scripts.

We don't have anything hardcoded based on those file names, at last in

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