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[Discuss] Cloud-backup solutions for Linux?

On 9/28/2015 2:56 PM, John Abreau wrote:
> When I backup Postgresql databases, I use pg_dumpall to dump the data into
> a text file; I don't try to backup the binary database files.

Right. You need to either dump the database from within the engine or 
quiesce the database before making a snapshot of the underlying file system.

> I'm not familiar with MongoDB, but I would be surprised if it didn't have a
> similar option to dump its data to a text file.

Be surprised. MongoDB lacks the tools to do full text dumps. It has a 
limited export function which is useless for production backups because 
it can't export everything and a dump function that dumps to a binary 

Rich P.

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