Re: Estimate the size of the SQL file generated by pg_dump utility

From: A. Kretschmer
Subject: Re: Estimate the size of the SQL file generated by pg_dump utility
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Msg-id: 20070305153451.GB29211@a-kretschmer.de
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In response to: Estimate the size of the SQL file generated by pg_dump utility  ("Ravindran G-TLS,Chennai.")
List: pgsql-performance


am  Mon, dem 05.03.2007, um 20:25:21 +0530 mailte Ravindran G-TLS,Chennai. folgendes:
> Dear All,
>
> I have to take backup of a database as a SQL file using the pg_dump utility and
> I have to check the disk space
>
> before taking the backup. Hence I need to estimate the size of the pg_dump
> output.

You can take a empty backup by pipe the output to wc -c. Is this a
solution for you? You can see the result size in bytes.


Andreas
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