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Re: upgrade database to 8.1 - 2GB file limit (pg_dump)

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: upgrade database to 8.1 - 2GB file limit (pg_dump)
Date: 2005-11-30 14:46:06
Message-ID: 200511301546.06996.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Am Mittwoch, 30. November 2005 15:17 schrieb Tomeh, Husam:
> I'm upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 on RedHat 2.6 kernel. I'm hitting the file
> max limit of 2 GB file when I pg_dump my database (even if I compress
> the dump file as it gets generated using a pipe). pg_dump is the
> recommendation stated in the INSTALL doc to upgrade; what would be the
> next recommendation to upgrade the database?

Even though the 2 GB file size limit should be a thing of the past on modern 
Linux systems, if you can't figure it out, there are some tricks to reduce 
the file size listed here:

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/static/backup.html#BACKUP-DUMP-LARGE

-- 
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

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