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Re: Streaming a base backup from master

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Subject: Re: Streaming a base backup from master
Date: 2010-09-03 13:32:42
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On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>> rsync? Might be easier to use that from day 1 (well, day 2) than to
>> retrofit later.
>
> I'm not sure we want to depend on an external utility like that,
> particularly one that users may not have installed.  And I'm not sure
> if that can be made to work over a libpq channel, either.  But
> certainly something with that functionality would be nice to have,
> whether it ends up sharing code or not.

No, I agree we don't want an external dependency (I was just bleating
about needing tar on Windows). I was assuming/hoping there's a
librsync somewhere...


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