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Re: comparing with oracle

From: Naomi Walker <nwalker(at)eldocomp(dot)com>
To: "sachdev(at)dacafe(dot)com" <sachdev(at)dacafe(dot)com>
Cc: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>,"sachdev(at)dacafe(dot)com" <sachdev(at)dacafe(dot)com>,"pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: comparing with oracle
Date: 2003-12-17 16:36:04
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>  1. Is there any way I can generate archive log in postgres

I run cron jobs that dump all my databases each evening, plus GLOBALS.  The 
cronlogs are then my archive log.

>  2. Is it possible to run the postgres in standby mode (like Oracle stnd
>by server) and apply the archive logs

Nope.  We do have write ahead logs, but you cannot yet do point in time 

>Thanks and regards,
>  On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 20:03:54 -0800,
> >   sachdev(at)dacafe(dot)com wrote:
> >>  Hi,
> >> I was able to migrate the Oracle database to Postgres, including
> >> functions, procedures. Thanks to ora2pg script and postgres
> >> documentation
> >> on porting from  oracle to Postgres.
> >>
> >> I have now two tuff task. We are running Oracle in stadby mode and apply
> >> archive logs at remote place to maintain our DR site. Is there any way I
> >> can  generate archive logs.?
> >
> > You would need to look at one of the replication solutions. I don't know
> > lot about them.
> >
> >> I need to know postgres datacrash recovery techniques also. If the
> >> database crashes  we have around 25Gb of data, is there any way apart
> >> from
> >> restoring the full back up?
> >
> > It depends on what kind of crash. If the machine unexpectedly shutdown,
> > then should be able to just start the server back up. If you lost a hard
> > drive then you will need to restore from backup. Note that backing up the
> > data directory while the postmaster is running will not give you a usable
> > backup. You either need to use pg_dump or you need to do a backup while
> > the postmaster is shutdown. There is no point in time recovery available
> > at this time.
> >
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Naomi Walker                         Chief Information Officer
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