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Re: Rather incorrect text in admin guide

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
To: Michael Graff <explorer(at)flame(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Rather incorrect text in admin guide
Date: 2000-12-30 12:05:24
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Michael Graff wrote:
> 
> In the admin guide, under the section "Large Databases" is the
> following paragraph:
> 
>         Since Postgres allows tables larger than the maximum file size
>         on your system, it can be problematic to dump the table to a
>         file, since the resulting file will likely be larger than the
>         maximum size allowed by your system. As pg_dump writes to the
>         standard output, you can just use standard *nix tools to work
>         around this possible problem.
> 
> This is a generalization of, most likely, a failing in linux.
> 
> NetBSD (which I use) will allow file sizes up to 2^64 -- I don't think
> anyone has generated a postgresql database that large yet.
> 
> You might want to qualify that with "Operating systems which support
> 64-bit file sizes (such as NetBSD) will have no problem with large
> databases" or "some operating systems are limited to 2-gigabyte files
> (such as linux)"

Or more correctly "(such as some versions of linux)"

---------
Hannu

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