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Re: pg_dump docs should mention TMPDIR

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Mark Stosberg <mark(at)summersault(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump docs should mention TMPDIR
Date: 2006-05-10 03:13:47
Message-ID: 200605100313.k4A3DlW18221@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Mark Stosberg wrote:
> >> Also, I would like it if the pg_dump docs more assertively recommended
> >> one of the "tar" or "custom" formats. They seem very similiar.
> >
> > Yeah.  I think it should specifically recommend custom format.  The only
> > reason for using tar format would be if you want to process the file
> > later with something other than pg_restore.
> 
> Thanks for the recommendation. 
> 
> Is that any concern that over time newer pg_restore's won't read old
> "custom" formats? That would be my only worry-- that the data would be
> locked in a binary format which becomes unsupported.

No, we wouldn't do that.

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