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Image backups with PostgreSQL (esp. w TSM FastBack)?

Discussion in 'TSM Fastback' started by mccleld, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. mccleld

    mccleld Member

    Jun 24, 2003
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    Data Protection Specialist
    London, UK

    I'm looking at whether it is possible to perform a useful (i.e., reliably recoverable) online image disk/image backup of a PostgreSQL database. Is anybody doing anything like this already, either with FastBack, TSM or at a disk array level?

    With MS SQL Server I can use TSM FastBack's VSS integration to create a consistent recovery point without taking the database down. Oracle gives me a hot backup mode to do the same. But I've not yet found anything that suggests it's possible to get a nice consistent backup using a disk image/split mirror backup using any tools, either via software or hardware/split mirror backups.

    Has anybody tackled this before?
    David Mc
    London, UK

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