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Re: Backup of live database

From: "Brian Modra" <epailty(at)googlemail(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backup of live database
Date: 2008-01-16 07:10:42
Message-ID: 5a9699850801152310g39fa9bf3y3926892145ab3dcf@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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The documentation about WAL says that you can start a live backup, as long
as you use WAL backup also.
I'm concerned about the integrity of the tar file. Can someone help me with
that?

On 16/01/2008, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>
> Brian Modra wrote:
> > Hi,
> > If tar reports that a file was modified while it was being archived,
> > does that mean that the file was archived correctly, or is it corrupted
> > in the archive?
> > Does tar take a snapshot of the file so that even if it is modified, at
> > least the archive is safe?
>
> You can not use tar to backup postgresql if it is running.
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/backup.html
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Joshua D. Drake
>
> > Thanks
> >
> > --
> > Brian Modra   Land line: +27 23 5411 462
> > Mobile: +27 79 183 8059
> > 6 Jan Louw Str, Prince Albert, 6930
> > Postal: P.O. Box 2, Prince Albert 6930
> > South Africa
>
>


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Mobile: +27 79 183 8059
6 Jan Louw Str, Prince Albert, 6930
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