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Re: WIP patch for parallel pg_dump

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: WIP patch for parallel pg_dump
Date: 2010-12-02 18:18:45
Message-ID: 4CF7E305.7060102@agliodbs.com (view raw or flat)
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>> Now, if only I could think of some way to write a parallel dump to a
>> set of pipes, I'd be in heaven.
> 
> The only way I can see that working sanely would be to have a program
> gathering stuff at the other end of the pipes, and ensuring it was all
> coherent. That would be a huge growth in scope for this, and I seriously
> doubt it's worth it.

Oh, no question.  And there's workarounds ... sshfs, for example.  I'm
just thinking of the ad-hoc parallel backup I'm running today, which
relies heavily on pipes.

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                                  -- Josh Berkus
                                     PostgreSQL Experts Inc.
                                     http://www.pgexperts.com

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