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Re: Streaming a base backup from master

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>,Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>,Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>,Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>,Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Streaming a base backup from master
Date: 2010-09-03 16:09:04
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* Tom Lane (tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us) wrote:
> IOW, what I'd like to see is protocol extensions that allow an external
> copy of rsync to be invoked; not build in rsync, or tar, or anything
> else that we could get off-the-shelf.

I'd much rather use an existing library to implement it than call out to
some external utility.  That said, I'm about as thrilled with libtar as
librsync after a bit of googling around. :/



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