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Re: upgrade database to 8.1 - 2GB file limit (pg_dump)

From: Bricklen Anderson <banderson(at)presinet(dot)com>
To: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: upgrade database to 8.1 - 2GB file limit (pg_dump)
Date: 2005-11-30 14:47:35
Message-ID: 438DBB87.1060703@presinet.com (view raw or flat)
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Tomeh, Husam wrote:
>  
> I'm upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 on RedHat 2.6 kernel. I'm hitting the file
> max limit of 2 GB file when I pg_dump my database (even if I compress
> the dump file as it gets generated using a pipe). pg_dump is the
> recommendation stated in the INSTALL doc to upgrade; what would be the
> next recommendation to upgrade the database?  Can I use the -Fc option
> in pg_dump instead of the plain-text (default)  ?  Thanks in advance.
> 
> ---
>  
>    Husam Tomeh
How about using "split" to break up your file sizes?
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/backup.html

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