Michael Graff wrote:
> In the admin guide, under the section "Large Databases" is the
> following paragraph:
> Since Postgres allows tables larger than the maximum file size
> on your system, it can be problematic to dump the table to a
> file, since the resulting file will likely be larger than the
> maximum size allowed by your system. As pg_dump writes to the
> standard output, you can just use standard *nix tools to work
> around this possible problem.
> This is a generalization of, most likely, a failing in linux.
> NetBSD (which I use) will allow file sizes up to 2^64 -- I don't think
> anyone has generated a postgresql database that large yet.
> You might want to qualify that with "Operating systems which support
> 64-bit file sizes (such as NetBSD) will have no problem with large
> databases" or "some operating systems are limited to 2-gigabyte files
> (such as linux)"
Or more correctly "(such as some versions of linux)"
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