> It just occurred to me that I may be missing something...do you mean you
> would prefer to avoid the 'COPY' commands as the backup technique? If so,
> think that's best left to somebody else (or me, but not now, and probably
> not until the WAL is implemented).
Yes, that was what I was thinking. I don't see a conflicting area with WAL.
I would see this as an extension to libpq and how it handles binary cursors
across different platforms.
> Also, defining your own output format is pretty easy; the new
> code defines
> a top level interface (for pg_dump and pg_restore) and an archiver
> interface (for output file formats), if you really want a
> different format.
Sounds like you are doing a great job :-)
My favorite defaults would probably be -Fc -Z0 as you noted in another
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