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PostgreSQL 9 Administration Cookbook by Hannu Krosing, Simon Riggs

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Chapter 11. Backup & Recovery

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Understanding and controlling crash recovery
  • Planning backups
  • Hot logical backup of one database
  • Hot logical backup of all databases
  • Hot logical backup of all tables in a tablespace
  • Backup of database object definitions
  • Standalone hot physical database backup
  • Hot physical backup & Continuous Archiving
  • Recovery of all databases
  • Recovery to a point in time
  • Recovery of a dropped/damaged table
  • Recovery of a dropped/damaged database
  • Recovery of a dropped/damaged tablespace
  • Improving performance of backup/recovery
  • Incremental/Differential backup and restore

Introduction

Most people admit that backups are essential, though they also devote only a very small amount of time to thinking about the ...

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