>>>>> "EC" == Ed Carp <erc@stripped> writes:
EC> As for the potential to lose data consistency, see section 5.4 of
EC> the manual for a related discussion on record locking and
EC> commit-rollback. Sections
EC> 7.23 and 10.10 talk about table locking.
But if you're copying the database piece by piece without knowledge of
the applications modifying it, then you will have inconsistencies.
The application as a whole may not, but the copy may.
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