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Postgres 8.0 Backups

From: Pallav Kalva <pkalva(at)deg(dot)cc>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Postgres 8.0 Backups
Date: 2005-01-24 16:47:16
Message-ID: 41F52694.1090309@deg.cc (view raw or flat)
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Hi Everybody,

    I am working on a backup script for Postgres 8.0 online backups and 
since i have to copy the whole pgdata directory , i am wondering after i 
copy the pgdata directory can I run gzip or tar on the data directory ? 
is it safe to do gzip or tar and I can safely restore the backups later ?

Thanks in advance,
Pallav


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