On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
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> On 03/18/2014 07:20 AM, Joe Conway wrote:
> > On 03/17/2014 04:15 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> Jim Nasby <j...@nasby.net> writes:
> >>> On 3/17/14, 8:47 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> >>>> (Note that this is only one of assorted O(N^2) behaviors in
> >>>> older versions of pg_dump; we've gradually stamped them out
> >>>> over time.)
> >>> On that note, it's recommended that when you are taking a
> >>> backup to restore into a newer version of Postgres you create
> >>> the dump using the NEWER version of pg_dump, not the old one.
> >> Right. IIRC, the OP said he *did* use a recent pg_dump ... but
> >> this particular issue got fixed server-side, so the new pg_dump
> >> didn't help against an 8.1 server :-(
> > Exactly. I backported the patch from 9.3 to 8.4 and saw a
> > schema-only dump time go from <give-up-and-kill-it-after-5-days> to
> > 1 hour. This was for a database with about 500k tables.
> I wonder if doing large batches of
> LOCK TABLE table1, table2, table3, ...
> would help, instead of doing individual statements?
If I recall correctly, someone did submit a patch to do that. It helped
when dumping schema only, but not much when dumping data.