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Re: Postgres 8.0 Backups

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
Cc: Pallav Kalva <pkalva(at)deg(dot)cc>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgres 8.0 Backups
Date: 2005-01-24 18:30:14
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Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com> writes:
> On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 12:05, Tom Lane wrote:
>> In the context of online backup operations, that advice isn't relevant
>> anymore ...

> Really, is this an 8.0 thing then, that I can make file system backups
> and expect them to be coherent, or did I misunderhear what you meant and
> this has to do with some other issue I'm not getting?

No, it means that when doing PITR stuff you don't actually care that
your base backup isn't consistent --- you expect WAL replay to fix it.
See http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/static/backup-online.html

			regards, tom lane

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