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Re: Database file compatability

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Database file compatability
Date: 2005-09-27 01:48:34
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Jim C. Nasby wrote:

>If a database is created with a 64 bit version of initdb, would a 32bit
>backend be able to talk to it? Likewise, would a backend compiled by a
>different compiler be able to?
>  
>

Not in my experience at least from going 32 bit intel to 64bit opteron.

>If there was some kind of incompatability, would the backend just refuse
>to start, or would it start and start silently trashing data?
>  
>


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