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Re: pg_dump locking info

From: Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_dump locking info
Date: 2010-08-15 14:38:32
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On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 3:47 AM, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
> On 15 August 2010 10:38, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
>>
>> Another thing I noticed, going back to
>> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/backup-file.html , is
>> that it makes no mention of the fact that file system level backups
>> are useless if being used to restore in a different major version.
>> Maybe "There are two restrictions, however, which make this method
>> impractical, or at least inferior to the pg_dump method" should be
>> changed to "There are three..." and add the point that
>> pg_dump/pg_dumpall is mostly immune to such limitations.
>>
>
> In the docs for version 9.0, I think the following from
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.0/static/migration.html should be
> updated to make mention of streaming replication:

But you can't use streaming replication for migration...

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