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Re: Concurrent connections in psql

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Concurrent connections in psql
Date: 2007-03-28 10:04:44
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Tom Lane wrote:
> "Simon Riggs" <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
>> I would love, love, love to be able to use this syntax within pg_dump as
>> well, so we can create multiple indexes in parallel at restore time.
> I can hardly conceive of greater folly than putting an *experimental*
> psql facility into pg_dump scripts, thereby forcing us to support it
> until the end of time.

We could write a [awk | perl | scripting language of your choice]-script 
  to transform CREATE INDEX statements in normal pg_dump output to use 
the concurrent psql commands. That way we don't need to modify pg_dump. 
Whether or not to build indexes should be a restore-time, not dump-time 
option anyway. Whether you want it or not it depends on the target, not 
the source.

   Heikki Linnakangas

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