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Re: Backup and restore through JDBC

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Marlon Petry <marlonpetry(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backup and restore through JDBC
Date: 2006-09-29 15:19:09
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> Then after you recover from your head exploding you start devising some 
> sort of sane API ...

That's the hard part.  There is no percentage in having a library if
it doesn't do anything significantly different from what you could
accomplish via
	system("pg_dump ...switches....");

What is it you hope to accomplish by having a library, exactly?
(And don't say "more control over the dump process".  pg_dump is already
on the hairy edge of maintainability; we do *not* need to try to deal
with making it still function correctly after an application programmer
makes some random intervention in the process.)

			regards, tom lane

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