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Notes on Postgres Backups

Muhammad Ali hits us with it:

Backing up your PostgreSQL database is a critical task for ensuring the safety and availability of your data. In the event of a hardware failure, software error, or other disaster, having a recent backup of your database can mean the difference between a brief outage and a catastrophic data loss. In this blog post, we’ll cover best practices for backing up PostgreSQL database.

Click through for some notes on various backup utilities (pg_dump, pg_dumpall, pg_basebackup), when you might want to use each, and a few more topics.

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