"Merlin Moncure" <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Yeah, the average expansion of bytea data in COPY format is about 3X :-(
>> So you need to get the max row length down to around 300mb. I'm curious
>> how you got the data in to start with --- were the values assembled on
>> the server side?
> Wouldn't binary style COPY be more forgiving in this regard? (if so,
> the OP might have better luck running COPY BINARY)...
Yeah, if he's willing to use COPY BINARY directly. AFAIR there is not
an option to get pg_dump to use it. But maybe "pg_dump -s" together
with a manual dump of the table data is the right answer. It probably
beats shoving some of the rows aside as he's doing now...
regards, tom lane
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