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Re: pg_dump : Mysterious"-b" switch

From: "Damian C" <jamianb(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump : Mysterious"-b" switch
Date: 2006-07-27 05:11:44
Message-ID: 2bbc8f530607262211s1c744484p16644ee19626ba8a@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Thanks Michael - that all makes sense.
-Damian

On 7/27/06, Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 01:57:40PM +1000, Damian C wrote:
> > I notice in pgAdminIII when I get it to perform a backup it uses
> > pg_dump (of course).  I also notice that one of the switches/arguments
> > is "-b".  When I looked up the PG documentation
> > (http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/app-pgdump.html) I
> > can't see any reference to "-b".
>
> The -b option existed in versions prior to 8.1.  See the 8.1 Release
> Notes and the pg_dump documentation for older versions.
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/release-8-1.html#AEN73747
>
>   * Allow pg_dump to dump large objects even in text mode (Tom)
>
>     With this change, large objects are now always dumped; the former -b
>     switch is a no-op.
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.0/interactive/app-pgdump.html
>
>   -b
>   --blobs
>
>       Include large objects in the dump. A non-text output format must
>       be selected.
>
> --
> Michael Fuhr
>

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