On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 09:49:59 -0700
Josh Berkus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Jeff,
> > The downside is
> > this method will only work on that specific version of PG and it
> > isn't the"cleanest" thing in the world since you are essentially
> > simulating a power failure to PG. Luckly the WAL works like a champ.
> > Also, these backups can be much larger since it has to include the
> > indexes as well. but this is a price you have to pay.
> The other downside is, of course, that the database needs to be shut
> down.

I left the DB up while doing this.

Even had a program sitting around committing data to try and corrupt
things. (Which is how I discovered I was doing the snapshot wrong)

You could  do pg_ctl stop; snapshot; pg_ctls tart for a "clean" image. 


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