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Re: backup WAL files,

From: "Sebastian Reitenbach" <sebastia(at)l00-bugdead-prods(dot)de>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: backup WAL files,
Date: 2008-01-16 07:45:03
Message-ID: 20080116074503.E077A3AEB1@smtp.l00-bugdead-prods.de (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote: 
> Tom Davies <tgdavies(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > On 16/01/2008, at 2:41 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> You definitely should not expect to convert the names to integers.
> 
> > Presumably you can convert them to 96 bit integers? i.e. they are  
> > always strings of hex characters?
> 
> You could, but in most scripting languages I can think of, it'd be
> a lot easier just to treat them as strings.
yeah, I tried to convert the whole filename into an integer, and then 
compare it, but the int was too large then, therefore I only took the last 9 
hex digits and converted these. 

Anybody knows in which source file the filename is generated, then I can 
take a look by myself and get all the details how it is done?

thanks for your insights
Sebastian


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