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Re: pg_dump : Mysterious"-b" switch

From: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
To: Damian C <jamianb(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump : Mysterious"-b" switch
Date: 2006-07-27 05:08:45
Message-ID: 20060727050845.GA63912@winnie.fuhr.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 01:57:40PM +1000, Damian C wrote:
> I notice in pgAdminIII when I get it to perform a backup it uses
> pg_dump (of course).  I also notice that one of the switches/arguments
> is "-b".  When I looked up the PG documentation
> (http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/app-pgdump.html) I
> can't see any reference to "-b".

The -b option existed in versions prior to 8.1.  See the 8.1 Release
Notes and the pg_dump documentation for older versions.

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/release-8-1.html#AEN73747

  * Allow pg_dump to dump large objects even in text mode (Tom)

    With this change, large objects are now always dumped; the former -b
    switch is a no-op. 

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/interactive/app-pgdump.html

  -b
  --blobs

      Include large objects in the dump. A non-text output format must
      be selected. 

-- 
Michael Fuhr

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