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  1. +4 −0 README.markdown
  2. +6 −4 config.sample
4 README.markdown
@@ -20,4 +20,8 @@ You'll probably want to run this from crontab:
This example runs the script daily at midnight.
+The backups are stored in psql's tar format. To restore:
+ pg_restore -d targetdb -F t sourcedb.tar
Contributions are very welcome.
10 config.sample
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
# Configuration for pgsqlbackup
-# Uncomment and configure your Postgres connection, if needed
+# Uncomment to configure your Postgres connection, if needed
@@ -11,13 +11,15 @@ BASEDIR="/home/$USER/pgsql_backups/"
# Directory to put todays backup.
BACKUPDIR=`date +%m-%d-%Y`
-# Number of copies to keep
+# Number of copies to keep. Note that when this number is reached, the directory
+# with the oldest modification date will be deleted.
# Which compressor to use (gzip/bzip2)
-# Databases to back up, separated by spaces.
+# Databases to back up, separated by spaces. If you don't define this, every database
+# except those matched by the EXCLUDE pattern will be backed up.
# Since each element in this list is passed to an inverted grep, you can exclude
@@ -26,7 +28,7 @@ EXCLUDE=(test development postgres template)
# Exception hooks, triggered i.e if the database connection is down.
# The error message is provided as an argument. The default hook simply logs the
-# error to a txt file, with a timestamp.
+# error to a txt file, with a timestamp, but this could be used to send an email etc.
# "/home/$USER/pgsqlbackup/hooks/ /home/$USER/pgsqlbackup_errors.txt"
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