On 2nd of February Andrew Dunstan committed his patch (with editing by Tom Lane) that:
Provide for parallel restoration from a custom format archive. Each data and
post-data step is run in a separate worker child (a thread on Windows, a child
process elsewhere) up to the concurrent number specified by the new pg_restore
command-line --multi-thread | -m switch.
Continue reading Waiting for 8.4 – parallel restoration of dumps
Great (and admittedly long overdue) patch by Tom Lane:
Make pg_dump --data-only try to order the table dumps so that foreign keys'
referenced tables are dumped before the referencing tables. This avoids
failures when the data is loaded with the FK constraints already active.
If no such ordering is possible because of circular or self-referential
constraints, print a NOTICE to warn the user about it.
What it exactly means?
Continue reading Waiting for 8.4 – ordered data loading in pg_dump