On Sat, 15 Feb 2003, Tom Lane wrote: > Curt Sampson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > ... But there's really no need for all fifty of those, > > if you don't mind not being able to restore to any time before the > > current time. > > Which, of course, is exactly the point of PITR designs. > > When you know that your assistant trainee DBA deleted most of your > database with a mistyped command last Tuesday evening around 8pm, > it is cold comfort to know that your database has faithfully preserved > his committed changes. You want to get back to where you were Tuesday > afternoon, or preferably Tuesday evening 7:59pm. This is what PITR > setups can do for you. > > If you don't feel you need PITR capability, fine ... but don't tell > the people who want it that they have no need for it.
Hey, I never said you *have* to do this compression! I envisioned it as an option. I'd like, for example, to be able to aim a program that the last eight weeks worth of log files and say, "compress the first seven weeks of this, but leave the last week fully intact." Then I can save some space (quite a lot, if my updates have certain characteristics), and yet still get back to Tuesday evening at 7:59 p.m. cjs -- Curt Sampson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> +81 90 7737 2974 http://www.netbsd.org Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light. --XTC ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 5: Have you checked our extensive FAQ? http://www.postgresql.org/users-lounge/docs/faq.html