On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 08:05:26PM +0000, Dave Page wrote: > Andreas Pflug wrote: > >Dave Page wrote: > >>In pgAdmin we use pg_dump's -f option to write backup files. The IO > >>streams are redirected to display status and errors etc. in the GUI. > >> > >>In order to enhance the interface to allow backup of entire clusters as > >>well as role and tablespace definitions, we need to be able to get > >>pg_dumpall to write it's output directly to a file in the same way, > >>because we cannot redirect the child pg_dump IO streams (which also > >>means we may miss errors, but I need to think about that some more). > >> > >>As far as I can see, adding a -f option to pg_dumpall should be straight > >>forward, the only issue being that we'd need to pass pg_dump an > >>additional (undocumented?) option to tell it to append to the output > >>file instead of writing it as normal. > >> > >>Any thoughts or better ideas? > >> > >Use pgAdmin's "create script" funcion on the server. > > We said long ago we weren't going to replicate pg_dump functionality in > pgAdmin - a brief discussion on the pgadmin-hackers list earlier > indicates that people still feel the same way, and that time would be > better spend fixing pg_dump/pg_dumpall.
It might make sense to provide a programmatic interface to pg_dump to provide tools like pgAdmin more flexibility. But it certainly doesn't make sense to re-create the dumping logic. In terms of integrating pg_dumpall and pg_dump; I don't really care if that happens, but I would like to see pg_dumpall supporting all the options that pg_dump does (a quick diff shows that pg_dumpall is currently missing support for -f, -F, -v, -Z, -C (which may or may not make sense), -E, -n & -t (might not make sense), -U and -W (probably OK). -- Jim Nasby [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell) ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 9: In versions below 8.0, the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your joining column's datatypes do not match