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Re: beta testing version

From: ncm(at)zembu(dot)com (Nathan Myers)
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-01 00:10:24
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On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 07:47:08PM -0400, The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Don Baccus wrote:
> > At 07:02 PM 11/30/00 -0400, The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> > >
> > >v7.1 should improve crash recovery for situations like this ... you'll
> > >still have to do a recovery of the data on corruption of this magnitude,
> > >but at least with the WAL stuff that Vadim is producing, you'll be able to
> > >recover up until the point that the power cable was pulled out of the wall
> > 
> > No, WAL won't help if an actual database file is corrupted, say by a
> > disk drive hosing a block or portion thereof with zeros.  WAL-based
> > recovery at startup works on an intact database.
> No, WAL does help, cause you can then pull in your last dump and recover
> up to the moment that power cable was pulled out of the wall ...

False, on so many counts I can't list them all.

Nathan Myers

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