We have a requirement to deal with large databases of the size Terabytes
when we go into production. What is the best database back-up mechanism
and possible issues?
pg_dump can back-up database but the dump file is limited by OS file-size
limit. What about the option of compressing the dump file? How much time
does it generally take for large databases? I heard, that it would be way
too long (even one or days). I haven't tried it out, though.
What about taking zipped back-up of the database directory? We tried this
out but the checkpoint data in pg_xlogs directory is also being backed-up.
Since these logs keeps on increasing from day1 of database creation, the
back_up size if increasing drastically.
Can we back-up certain subdirectories without loss of information or
Any quick comments/suggestions in this regard would be very helpful.
Thanks in advance,
Ravi Kumar Mandala