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Re: pg_rawdump

From: "Stephen R(dot) van den Berg" <srb(at)cuci(dot)nl>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>,Roberto Mello <roberto(dot)mello(at)gmail(dot)com>,Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>, Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_rawdump
Date: 2010-10-22 00:03:54
Message-ID: 20101022000354.GB27839@cuci.nl (view raw or flat)
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Kevin Grittner wrote:
>Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Most of the data-loss reports I've seen appeared to come from
>> people who wouldn't be capable of doing such recovery work even if
>> better tools were available.

>No doubt; but the recovery work often winds up in the hands of
>people with more skills than those responsible for the loss. 
>Whoever comes in to help with recovery is looking for every bit of
>traction they can get.  You'd be amazed at some of the odd straws
>people can grasp to help recover data.

And, obviously, the amount of time spent (by the professional) to
recover the data goes down a lot when more information is available;
which reduces cost and shortens the downtime to the sad sod that
lost the data in the first place.
-- 
Stephen.

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