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Re: How can I backup database from database itself

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Dragan Matic <mlists(at)panforma(dot)co(dot)yu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How can I backup database from database itself
Date: 2004-06-24 17:56:57
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On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 13:56:58 +0200,
  Dragan Matic <mlists(at)panforma(dot)co(dot)yu> wrote:
> Is there a way to backup a database by issuing an SQL statement from the 
> database?
> I would like user to be able to create a backup from database itself, 
> and not by telnetting to server and typing 'pg_dump' or 'pg_dumpall'.
> Tnx in advance

They don't have to telnet to the server to run pg_dump or pg_dumpall.
Those can be run from their machine. (Though they should be running a
version as least as recent as the server version.) Take a look at the
man page, in particular the -h option.

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