On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 10:16:42AM -0500, Carlos Moreno wrote:
> obvious question: is there a way to make incremental backup?
Not really, at the moment. Sorry. It's supposed to be coming soon
(see my other message about PITR).
> my system *freezes* until pg_dump finishes. When I say "system",
> Is this normal? Is there any way to avoid it? (I guess if I
No, it's not normal. I think some additional digging is needed.
One thing that is important is to make sure your pg_dump doesn't
cause swapping on the machine. Causing swapping is easy if you have
been too aggressive in shared-memory allocation for the postmaster,
and your OS is careless about who gets to be a candidate for paging.
(Solaris 7.1 without priority paging was subject to this problem, for
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