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Re: Incremental Backup of a particular database

From: "Shoaib Mir" <shoaibmir(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists)" <andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: "Yogvinder Singh" <yogvinder(at)newgen(dot)co(dot)in>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Incremental Backup of a particular database
Date: 2007-01-17 15:04:47
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Even with ver 8.1 you can use WAL archive backups (PITR) to implement an
incremental backup strategy.

Shoaib Mir
EnterpriseDB (

On 1/17/07, Andy Shellam (Mailing Lists) <
andy(dot)shellam-lists(at)mailnetwork(dot)co(dot)uk> wrote:
> I believe the option for a "warm standby" (which sounds like it is what
> you need) was made available in 8.2.0.
> You'd have to look at the manual though, I haven't had time to
> investigate, and I'm not sure whether it's cluster-wide, or
> database-specific.
> Yogvinder Singh wrote:
> > Hi Ppl,
> >
> > I have Two PostgreSQL Database Servers. The situation is like this:-
> > 1) On first database server ball the operations (i.e live server) will
> > be done. This server may contain n number of databases.
> >
> > 2) On the second database server, i want to keep one particular
> > database (from the first database server  ) and keep it updated to the
> > latest from the First Database Server. I just want to be able to take
> > some sort of incremental backup from the first server and restore it
> > to the second server.
> >
> > Is this situation feasible. How can i take an incremental backup of a
> > particular database out of many databases? On which version this is
> > supported? IF not supported, is there any alternative way to handle
> > this situatio.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Yogvinder Singh,
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