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pg_dumpall size

From: Marc Fromm <Marc(dot)Fromm(at)wwu(dot)edu>
To: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: pg_dumpall size
Date: 2008-10-21 17:56:56
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I have the same postgresql databases on two different servers.
Boteh servers have the same version of postgresql, 8.1.
The following backup command creates a file twice as big on one server, compared to the other server.
pg_dumpall -c -U postgres | gzip > alldb.gz

Red Hat 5EL: alldb.gz is 29MB
Fedora Core 5: alldb.gz is only 15MB

Any ideas as to why the red hat box pg_dumpall file is about twice the size?



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