Philip Warner [mailto:pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au] wrote:
> At 10:39 3/07/00 +0200, Zeugswetter Andreas SB wrote:
> >Could the text format be changed in a compatible way,
> >that would allow pg_restore's features ? I am thinking of
> inserted comment
> >lines that describe the needed sections.
> Quite possibly; although part of my motivation in writing to
> the new format
> was to avoid writing a text parser.
Yes, you are probably right.
> There is no reason why it couldn't use
> a text file by doing a pass through the file to construct a
> TOC, but this
> seems like a bad idea for large backups, and not really
> necessary for small
> backups (especially with the -Z option).
> That said, I'm happy to give it a go - the output file is
> already pretty
I guess it is probably really not worth the trouble.
> >Imho the new default format does not need to be compatible
> >with pg_dump's output. I would still not compress by default.
> I'm happy to do this; at the moment it uses zlib default
> compression by
Do we already check for zlib ? It is probably not available everywhere.
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