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Re: pg_dump not enough space to create a backup FreeBSD 6.1?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Joost Kraaijeveld <J(dot)Kraaijeveld(at)Askesis(dot)nl>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump not enough space to create a backup FreeBSD 6.1?
Date: 2007-05-16 19:41:03
Message-ID: 6500.1179344463@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Joost Kraaijeveld <J(dot)Kraaijeveld(at)Askesis(dot)nl> writes:
> Running pg_dump on a FreeBSD 6.1 machine gives me:

> [root(at)s13(dot)nedstars(dot)nl:/data/even]# pg_dump -Ft -f ./my_db-2007-5-16.backup -U user my_db

>  /tmp: write failed, filesystem is full
> pg_dump: [tar archiver] could not write to tar member (wrote 0,
> attempted 86)

Do you have a specific reason to use -Ft rather than -Fc mode?  -Fc
does not have this limitation, nor some other ones.

While I don't wish to actually deprecate -Ft, I wonder whether the
documentation should provide a more forceful recommendation to use
-Fc unless you have a good reason not to.

			regards, tom lane

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