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Re: Backup of live database

From: Tom Davies <tgdavies(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backup of live database
Date: 2008-01-16 22:56:25
Message-ID: A8B80B59-2685-4FDA-9A1C-08753CED7948@gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On 17/01/2008, at 4:42 AM, Tom Arthurs wrote:
> The important thing is to start archiving the WAL files *prior* to  
> the first OS backup, or you will end up with an unusable data base.

Why does the recovery need WAL files from before the backup?

Tom

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