Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Patrick Macdonald wrote:
> > Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > >
> > > Someone at Red Hat is working on point-in-time recovery, also known as
> > > incremental backups.
> >
> > PITR and incremental backup are different beasts.  PITR deals with a backup
> > + logs.  Incremental backup deals with a full backup + X smaller/incremental
> > backups.
> >
> > So... it doesn't look like anyone is working on incremental backup at the
> > moment.
> But why would someone want incremental backups compared to PITR?  The
> backup would be mixture of INSERTS, UPDATES, and DELETES, right?  Seems
> pretty weird.  :-)

Yeah, it's a different method of producing a similar outcome.  However, many
companies do not want to be concerned with the management (and space)
of archived logs.  Incremental backup allows them the option of performing 
a full backup and then only backing up the modifications on a regular basis.
When it's time to restore, they'll restore the full backup and then the 
proper sequence of incremental backups. 


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