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Re: URGENT! pg_dump doesn't work!

From: "Nigel J(dot) Andrews" <nandrews(at)investsystems(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Wim <wdh(at)belbone(dot)be>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: URGENT! pg_dump doesn't work!
Date: 2002-07-22 20:27:55
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On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Tom Lane wrote:

> Wim <wdh(at)belbone(dot)be> writes:
> > I have a problem with my postgres 7.2.1 database.
> > I can't perform a pg_dump one my database...
> > The message I get back is:
> Odd.  I am thinking this might be a corrupted-data problem.
> If you are lucky, the corruption is in an index, and you can fix it
> by rebuilding the system indexes.  Read the REINDEX reference page
> (carefully, it's a convoluted procedure)


That's why I went down the hardware question. Given the error reported by Wim
though seems to be a memory allocation, actually freeing, fault would data
corruption in any persistent storage object be suspect?

I suppose it worth checking that the error persists across a backend
restart. Wim?

Nigel J. Andrews

Logictree Systems Limited
Computer Consultants

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