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Re: Planning hot/live backups?

From: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>
To: Steve Poe <steve(dot)poe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Planning hot/live backups?
Date: 2008-03-24 20:43:58
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Steve Poe wrote:
> The owners of the animal hospital where I work at want to consider live/hot
> backups through out the day so we're less likely to lose a whole
> day of transaction.  We use Postgresql 8.0.15. We do 3AM
> backups, using pg_dumpall, to a file when there is very little activity.

You probably want to look into PITR, you can have a constant ongoing 
backup of your data and never lose more than a few minutes of data.  The 
overhead isn't all the big especially if you are shipping the log files 
to a separate server.

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