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Re: restoring a database from a file copy

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Chris Fjell <cfjell(at)bcgsc(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: restoring a database from a file copy
Date: 2004-06-20 15:12:09
Message-ID: 20040620151209.GA12443@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 16:42:18 -0700,
  Chris Fjell <cfjell(at)bcgsc(dot)ca> wrote:
> Can a database system be restored just from the data under the 
> installation directory?

Only if the postmaster has been shut down. For live backups you should
be using pg_dumpall.

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