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Re: pg_dump Backup on 7.0.3 - Sanity error?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "G(dot) Anthony Reina" <reina(at)nsi(dot)edu>
Cc: "pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_dump Backup on 7.0.3 - Sanity error?
Date: 2001-04-30 04:16:13
Message-ID: 10199.988604173@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"G. Anthony Reina" <reina(at)nsi(dot)edu> writes:
> I'm trying to use pg_dump to backup my tables one at a time from
> Postgres 7.0.3 (I'll upgrade to 7.1 in a few weeks). I'm getting a
> strange error that I've never encountered before.
> The error is :  failed sanity check, table ro_ellipse was not found

Most likely, you removed the user that owned ro_ellipse.  Create a
user with the same usesysid shown as ro_ellipse's relowner, or else
change the relowner field to point at an extant user.

I believe 7.1's pg_dump copes with this sort of thing more gracefully...

			regards, tom lane

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