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Re: pg_dump usage of /tmp

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Lee, Mija" <mija(at)scharp(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump usage of /tmp
Date: 2008-12-07 21:38:19
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"Lee, Mija" <mija(at)scharp(dot)org> writes:
> Does pg_dump actually write temporary files to /tmp or is this just used
> as swap space? If it does write files there, is there a way to have them
> write to a different location?

AFAIR pg_dump only uses /tmp if you use -Ft (tar) output format.  Consider
switching to -Fc ... tar format doesn't really have any advantages for
most users.

			regards, tom lane

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