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Re: Fwd: Question: 2 GB file limit on linux

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Will Lewis" <will_lewis(at)bristol-city(dot)gov(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Fwd: Question: 2 GB file limit on linux
Date: 2005-10-17 05:00:34
Message-ID: 12821.1129525234@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Will Lewis" <will_lewis(at)bristol-city(dot)gov(dot)uk> writes:
> I saw a reference somewhere to a 2GB file limit when backing up Postgres da=
> tabases on Linux. I can't remember where I saw it but our database is neari=
> ng 2 GB in size and concerns are creeping in.
> We are running Postgres 7.4 on Redhat AS4.
> Is this still a problem or has this been resolved on this version of Linux?

It probably works, but if you're worried you should test it directly.
Create a scratch database, load a few GB of data, see if the backup and
restore procedures you are currently using choke.

			regards, tom lane

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