Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL, NetBSD and NFS
To: Tom Lane <>
From: Larry Rosenman <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/2003 16:40:09
--On Thursday, January 30, 2003 16:02:17 -0500 Tom Lane <> 

> Greg Copeland <greg@CopelandConsulting.Net> writes:
>> That was going to be my question too.
>> I thought NFS didn't have some of the requisite file system behaviors
>> (locking, flushing, etc. IIRC) for PostgreSQL to function correctly or
>> reliably.
> Whether the thing is trustworthy is a different issue ;-).  I was just
> surprised that it didn't seem to work at all.
> In practice, if the NFS server never goes down then you probably haven't
> got a problem.  I'm not sure you could count on the database not getting
> scrambled if the NFS server crashes.  But that wasn't the question...
FWIW I use a netapp filer for my databases here for traffic analysis and IP 

The NETAPP has battery backed NVRAM and will replay the right stuff on it's 

Just another datapoint.


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