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Re: Data corruption while taking backup of database

From: Pushker Chaubey <pchaubey(at)vertex(dot)co(dot)in>
To: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Data corruption while taking backup of database
Date: 2008-06-25 08:52:27
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Here is the exact command we use

pg_dump --disable-triggers -v -a -U postgres -p 5432 -h -n pam 
-f  <backupfilename>

on the postgres database version 8.1.11

Pushker Chaubey

Pushker Chaubey wrote:
> Hi Experts,
> We took back up of a database using the following command
> pg_dump -a
> Please note that when we took the back the database was available for 
> use simultaneously from various clients.
> In the back up file that was generated we found some data that was 
> violating foreign key constraints. And there fore we were not able to 
> restore database back with this back up file.
> What may be the possible reasons?
> Also please tell me, is it safe if we allow concurrent modification of 
> data through DMLs and the same time take the back up using pg_dump?
> Regards
> Pushker

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