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Re: Automated backup problems - pg_dump

From: Jesse Burkhardt <jesse(at)skybuilders(dot)com>
To: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
Cc: "'pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Automated backup problems - pg_dump
Date: 2003-08-25 19:07:09
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Yo Stephan,

Thanks. That was the problem: that there is no longer and underscore in 
the pg password env var, PGPASSWORD.

Are you familiar with the Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabo Szabo?

Stephan Szabo wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Jesse Burkhardt wrote:
>>I am sure many of you have encountered the problems I am experiencing
>>with automating the pg_dump command from a cron. The problem arises from
>>a failure of this command to use the environmental variable,
>>PG_PASSWORD. (PGUSER, on the other hand, is picked up during command
>I think the environment variable is PGPASSWORD (no underscore) in at least
>7.3 and above.  Also, it's somewhat depricated in favor of using the
>.pgpass file.


 Jesse Burkhardt
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