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Re: Backup strategies

From: "Ivan Voras" <ivoras(at)freebsd(dot)org>
To: "Aidan Van Dyk" <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backup strategies
Date: 2008-10-15 14:58:46
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2008/10/15 Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>:
> * Ivan Voras <ivoras(at)freebsd(dot)org> [081015 10:05]:
>> So, pg_start_backup() freezes the data at the time it's called but still
>> data and xlog are changed, in a different way that's safe to backup? Why
>> not run with pg_start_backup() always enabled?
> I think your missing the whole point of "pg_start_backup()".
> pg_start_backup()" is *part* of a full PITR/backup run.  i.e. you use it
> when you have an archive command working as well.  It's *not* mean tto
> just allow you to do a filesystem copy inside a running data directory.

Possibly - that's why I'm sticking to this thread :) My context is
doing full filesystem-only copies/backups of the database (xlogs &
all) - is pg_start_backup() applicable?

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