On Sep 24, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Carol Walter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Are the files that contain the hex characters supposed to contain a
>> single string and no control characters?
> Yes, you want 256K occurrences of the byte value 0x55 and nothing
>> I'm also wondering if, after I create the dummy files, and pg_dump
>> works, I could restore an old pg_dumpall file and then insert any
>> data that aren't there from the pg_dumps.
> It'd be a good idea to do as much cross-checking as you can, since
> it's highly probable that the dumped data will be at least partly
> No, I'm afraid updating to 8.2.latest won't get you out of this.
> It might possibly prevent a recurrence.
> regards, tom lane
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