Re: dump sizes changed...

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Lewis Kapell <lkapell(at)setonhome(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: dump sizes changed...
Date: 2007-02-12 17:34:40
Message-ID: 11100.1171301680@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Lewis Kapell <lkapell(at)setonhome(dot)org> writes:
> We recently migrated to a new server after having had the old one
> running continously for over a year. The first night that we did a
> backup, the file produced by pg_dumpall was noticably smaller than the
> one we got from the old server prior to the switchover (2.5 GB versus
> 3.1 GB).

> Is this something we should be alarmed about,

It requires investigation at least. Are these the same PG version, or
different ones?

We modified pg_dump awhile ago to be less verbose, but I think it was
only shortening the "comments" a bit; your result sounds too different
to be explained by that.

regards, tom lane

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