> On Thu, 25 May 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > > Well, I am not sure. In the book, I say you can use a normal file
> > > > system backup if the database is idle, or use pg_dumpall and backup the
> > > > file it creates. In fact, once you run pg_dumpall, there is no need to
> > > > backup the /data directory except for the few configuration files like
> > > > pg_hba.conf. Does this make sense?
> > >
> > > when you mean 'idle', do you mean 'read-only'? else the files in
> > > /data/base/* would be changing, no?
> > No, like everyone has gone home and nothing is happening.
> okay, so this is used on an IntraNet where 'schedualed downtime' is an
> option ... then doing a shutdown, tar, and startup makes sense ...
Yes, I was just trying to make it clear to them how a more simple backup
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