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Re: [ADMIN] Mail For database backup and restore

From: Palle Girgensohn <girgen(at)partitur(dot)se>
To: Vikrant Rathore <vikrant(at)chemquick(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Mail For database backup and restore
Date: 1998-10-20 00:53:15
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Vikrant Rathore wrote:
> I would like to have a help that how can i take the backup and restore the
> database of postgres on a daily basis.
> Vikrant Rathore
> Neuronet
> neuronet(at)chemquick(dot)com

Do you mean that you want to restore the database on a daily basis? Why?

Here's a script to save a backup of every last seven days. Run it from
cron every night or so. Don't forget to mkdir /usr/local/pgsql/backups.


#Must be run as user pgsql
# run from daily.local as
# if [ -f /etc/daily.pgsql ]; then
#     echo "Working on PostgreSQL"
#     su -l pgsql -c daily.pgsql
# fi

echo "Backing up..."

/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_dumpall \
    | gzip > /usr/local/pgsql/backups/pgdumpall_`date "+%Y%m%d"`.gz

echo "Vacuuming..."

for db in /usr/local/pgsql/data/base/*
    echo ""
    echo `basename $db`
    /usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql -c vacuum `basename $db`

echo "Removing old backups..."

find /usr/local/pgsql/backups -mtime +7 -exec rm -f {} \;

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