Hi, Mark,

Mark Woodward wrote:

>> People are working it, someone even got so far as dealing with most
>> catalog upgrades. The hard part going to be making sure that even if
>> the power fails halfway through an upgrade that your data will still be
>> readable...
> Well, I think that any *real* DBA understands and accepts that issues like
> power failure and hardware failure create situations where "suboptimal"
> conditions exist. :-) Stopping the database and copying the pg directory
> addresses this problem, upon failure, it is a simple mv bkdir pgdir, gets
> you started again.

But when people have enough bandwith and disk space to copy the pg
directory, they also have enough to create and store a bzip2 compressed
dump of the database.

Or did I miss something?

Markus Schaber | Logical Tracking&Tracing International AG
Dipl. Inf.     | Software Development GIS

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