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Re: [GENERAL] Backup

From: Chander Ganesan <chander(at)otg-nc(dot)com>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Phillip Smith <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>, 'Dominic Carlucci' <carlucci(at)cae(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, carlucci(at)cae(dot)ca
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Backup
Date: 2008-01-31 15:00:28
Message-ID: 47A1E28C.8030708@otg-nc.com (view raw or flat)
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Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 07:21 -0500, Chander Ganesan wrote:
>   
>> If you don't mind if you lose some transactions
>>     
>
> That sentence has no place in any discussion about "backup" because the
> risk is not just a few transactions, it is a corrupt and inconsistent
> database from which both old and new data would be inaccessible.
>
> As far as I am concerned, if any Postgres user loses data then we're all
> responsible.
>   
I understand your point, but indicating that you can't trust a 
point-in-time snapshot of the database is, IMHO, the same as saying you 
can't trust PostgreSQL's automatic crash recovery, since the two are 
essentially the same thing...

-- 
Chander Ganesan
Open Technology Group, Inc.
One Copley Parkway, Suite 210
Morrisville, NC  27560
919-463-0999/877-258-8987
http://www.otg-nc.com


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