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Re: pg_dump, pg_restore, insert vs copy

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
Cc: Lee Wu <Lwu(at)mxlogic(dot)com>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump, pg_restore, insert vs copy
Date: 2005-03-24 16:51:08
Message-ID: 27632.1111683068@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl> writes:
> Is there any reason why we don't use a binary storage in custom format
> dumps?  I mean, we could open a binary cursor and write the results to
> the file, and read it back at restore time.  This is just handwaving of
> course.

> I guess the reason is cross-version portability?

Cross-platform portability, too.

			regards, tom lane

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