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Re: Missing pg_clog files

From: "Tena Sakai" <tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu>
To: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Carol Walter" <walterc(at)indiana(dot)edu>,<pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Missing pg_clog files
Date: 2008-09-24 04:36:26
Message-ID: FE44E0D7EAD2ED4BB2165071DB8E328C0378F514@egcrc-ex01.egcrc.org (view raw or flat)
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Hi,

As a clueless, optimistic traveller, I'd interpret
what Scott's saying as, "maybe slightly less to
worry about."

Regards,

Tena Sakai
tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Marlowe [mailto:scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com]
Sent: Tue 9/23/2008 9:21 PM
To: Tena Sakai
Cc: Carol Walter; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Missing pg_clog files
 
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Tena Sakai <tsakai(at)gallo(dot)ucsf(dot)edu> wrote:
> Hi Carol,
>
> I detect in you some apprehension as to pg_dumpall
> won't run or complete.  Why is that?  Have you already
> done it and it didn't work?  If that's not the case,
> why not run pg_dumpall at a quiet hour and see?
>
> I think Scott is right as to install the latest
> 8.2 on top.  It won't be time consuming task.
> Why not give it a wheel?  It would be good to
> find out one way or the other.
>
>
> Scott: Are files 0000 through 002F (which are
> not there) absolutely necessary for recovering data?

Most likely not.  If the db won't start up without them, it might be
possible to create new clog files that are nothing but zeroes.  Never
been in this position though...

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