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Re: Can I restrict backups?

From: Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
To: Andreas <maps(dot)on(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Can I restrict backups?
Date: 2007-05-22 23:18:18
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Andreas wrote:
> Hi,
> now this might be a bit of a silly question, but I'll give it a shot 
> anyway.
> I'm working on a remote database for a few employees of a rather small 
> startup company where at least a few will get teleworking jobs. 
> They'll get a ms-access application that connects via ODBC from their 
> home.
> They'll have limited access to the tables. Some will be just readable 
> or writable.
> Obviously to work with the most intersting data they'll need reading 
> an writing access.
> Could I somehow avoid that one of them uses pg_dump or even Access 
> itself to pull all the data out and sell it to a competitor? 

You have conflicting objectives here.

You give them read access to the data, but you don't want them to read it.

The real issue here is a legal one.  Once you let the data go from the 
server to their machine, who knows what they'll do with it. 

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