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Re: Backups

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "John J(dot) Urbaniak" <jjurban(at)attglobal(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backups
Date: 2005-07-14 15:15:30
Message-ID: 19025.1121354130@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"John J. Urbaniak" <jjurban(at)attglobal(dot)net> writes:
> I have a question about backups:

> Is it ok simply to zip the contents of E:\PGSQLDATA to a zip file and 
> store this file on a CD or DVD?

Yes, *if* you shut down the postmaster while making the backup.

See
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/static/backup.html
for discussion --- what you propose is the "file system backup"
approach.

			regards, tom lane

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