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Re: File size limit on pg_dumpall

From: "James Kelty" <jamesk(at)ashlandagency(dot)com>
To: "PgSQL Novice ML" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: File size limit on pg_dumpall
Date: 2002-08-06 20:39:30
Message-ID: LIEBJHJEFMPDEOMFHCAOCENBCIAA.jamesk@ashlandagency.com (view raw or flat)
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Hmmm. Well, thanks for that. I, luckily, am not working on a needed system,
so I am just gonna re-install the data with our custom loader. Thanks,
though!

-James

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[mailto:pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Ron Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 1:44 PM
To: PgSQL Novice ML
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] File size limit on pg_dumpall


On Tue, 2002-08-06 at 15:00, James Kelty wrote:
> Hello.
>
> I am upgrading from 7.1.3 to 7.2.1 (yeah!), but I ran into a problem
(boo!).
> I did a pg_dumpall on the database before I upgraded, per the
instructions.
> But, the file  was something like 5.5G. So, of course, psql -f filename
> complains that it is too large. Any work around?

COPY out some big tables, then drop them.  Then, the pg_dumpall output
won't be so big.  Of course, you'd then have to COPY in the files and
re-index them...

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