Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> writes:
> As I recall, the initial backup of our 360GB (or so) database took
> about 6 hours and the restore only took about 2 hours.
Really? I'd certainly have guessed the opposite (mainly because of
index build time, constraint checking, etc during reload). Could it
be that compression of the pg_dump output is swamping all else during
the backup phase?
regards, tom lane
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