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Re: automatic pg_dumpall

From: Kemin Zhou <kemin(dot)zhou(at)ferring(dot)com>
To: Victor Sudakov <vas(at)mpeks(dot)no-spam-here(dot)tomsk(dot)su>
Cc: pgsql-admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: automatic pg_dumpall
Date: 2004-03-26 01:00:12
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Victor Sudakov wrote:

>If I have to organize an automatic nightly pg_dumpall, how do I handle
>authentication ? I do not want to create a passwordless superuser (or
>trust method in pg_hba.conf), and there is noone to enter the password
>manually.  Is there another recipe?
>Thanks in advance for any input.
use crontab
run this daily
su - postgres -c "/usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_dump -b -Ft -f db.tar -h 
machine_name_of_db your_db"


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