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Re: Dump database more than 1 flat file

From: "Phillip Smith" <phillip(dot)smith(at)weatherbeeta(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "'A(dot)Burbello'" <burbello3000(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br>,"'Postgres Adm List'" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Dump database more than 1 flat file
Date: 2007-12-19 23:42:32
Message-ID: 006d01c84298$d31a2f70$9b0014ac@wbaus090 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Try splitting by line count instead of size:
  -l, --lines=NUMBER
    put NUMBER lines per output file

pg_dump | split -l 32000

You'll have to experiment to find how many lines will give you a roughly
appropriate size for your purposes.

Alternatively, another option is to get an USB external HDD (I picked up a
Seagate 120gb 2.5" one recently for AU$135) and dump your data to that, then
take that to the new server. Any recent 2.6 kernel shouldn't have any issues
mounting it (especially formatted as ext2/3 or jfs/xfs etc)


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