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Re: -F option

From: newsreader(at)mediaone(dot)net
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: ccurley(at)trib(dot)com
Subject: Re: -F option
Date: 2000-12-12 00:51:49
Message-ID: 20001211195149.A30486@dragon.universe (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
Thank you. I'm doing disk writes not nfs -- plain ide drive on 
an plain dell celeron box.  I see though that
'man fsync' does not come down to my level of literacy.

I'm quite reassured by your email and will turn on
-F switch in no time. Coupled with linux stability
I have a feeling that the probability of my losing any data due to
an os crash is smaller than that due to some natural disaster
striking the server.


On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 05:20:18PM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 06:45:22PM -0500, newsreader(at)mediaone(dot)net wrote:
> > manual page states that 
> > 
> >        -F     Disable an automatic fsync()  call  after  each  transaction.   This  option
> Read "man fsync()".
> The answer is, "When your operating system gets around to it." The answer
> depends on a great many factors: hard drive speed, drive bus speed (SCSI

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