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Re: Online backup vs Continuous backup

From: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Online backup vs Continuous backup
Date: 2005-12-28 04:33:07
Message-ID: m3psnhq1rw.fsf@mobile.int.cbbrowne.com (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
>> I suggest the following patch to rename our capability "Continuous
>> Backup".
>
> This doesn't seem like an improvement.  "Online backup" is the standard
> terminology AFAIK.

There's something ambiguous about it, in view that there are two
useful points in time for a backup to be "as of," namely:
 a) The start time (which is what pg_dump does), and
 b) The end time (which I believe is not uncommon with other systems).

PITR is obviously more like b)...
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