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Re: pg_dump

From: Luca Ferrari <fluca1978(at)infinito(dot)it>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pg_dump
Date: 2005-10-10 06:48:59
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Nirav Parikh's cat, on 10/10/2005 7.30, walking on the keyboard wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to write cronjob so it will backup database everynight on
> another machine. 
> Currently is doing it on the same machine with this script. 
> 20 13 * * * pg_dump -F c -f /root/database.pgdump database
> How can I send it to different machine. Machine IP address is

You can use ssh to copy the dump file to another machine. Configuring 
ssh to use ssh_agent you will not be required to insert a passwrod, thus 
you can do it automatically. I guess there's also an option to specify 
the password on the command line.

> Is it possible to write pg_restore job ones it finishes dumping on that
> machine?

I guess you can write a shell script that checks, periodically, if the 
restore file has been copied, then restores it and delete the files 
(thus to not restore it infinitely).


Luca Ferrari

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