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WAL based backup/recovery clarifications

From: "Sabin Coanda" <sabin(dot)coanda(at)deuromedia(dot)ro>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: WAL based backup/recovery clarifications
Date: 2007-03-19 07:58:34
Message-ID: etlfr2$2pa5$ (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-admin
Hi there,

I'd like to use WAL, but I need some clarifications about the 
backup/recovery procedure.

In Postgresql v8.2.3 documentation, I found I have to make backup between 
pg_start_backup/pg_stop_backup executions, using tar/cpio tools.

May I use pg_dumpall instead ? Is it enough to restore the database later 
with WAL ?

If I cannot use pg_dumpall, please tell me exactly what are the directories 
that have to be archived. I note that I use a standard configuration on 



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