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Re: DB restore fails W2k.

From: Scott Marlowe <smarlowe(at)g2switchworks(dot)com>
To: Dan <danilos(at)home(dot)se>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DB restore fails W2k.
Date: 2005-08-30 18:11:45
Message-ID: 1125425504.28179.69.camel@state.g2switchworks.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, 2005-08-21 at 16:16, Dan wrote:
> Hello,
> 
>  
> 
> We have upgraded our PostgreSQL database version from 7.3.1 (Cygwin)
> under Windows 2000 server to v8.03 for windows. 
> 
>  
> 
> Now we dumped our database (app. size 6 GB) with PgAdmin III with
> success. The problem now is that we can’t completely restore our
> database with the dump file. The restore utility just stops when
> reaching a certain point in the dump file.
> 
> Please help us, we can’t afford loosing our database with several
> years of work.
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
>  
> 
> /Dan
> 
>  
> 
> Here is some info on the dump file:
> 
> ; Archive created at Wed Aug 17 21:09:56 2005
> 
> ;     dbname: a_db
> 
> ;     TOC Entries: 43
> 
> ;     Compression: -1
> 
> ;     Dump Version: 1.10-0
> 
> ;     Format: CUSTOM
> 
> ;     Integer: 4 bytes
> 
> ;     Offset: 4 bytes
> 
> ;     Dumped from database version: 7.3.1
> 
> ;     Dumped by pg_dump version: 8.0.0
> 
>  
> 
> Error displayed when restoring.
> 
> C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0\pgAdmin III\pg_restore.exe -i -h
> localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -d a_db -a -t pictures -v
> "D:\a_db.backup"
> 
> pg_restore: connecting to database for restore
> 
> pg_restore: restoring data for table " pictures"
> 
> pg_restore: [custom archiver] error during file seek: Invalid argument
> 
> pg_restore: *** aborted because of error
> 
>  
> 
> Process returned exit code 1.


Have you tried using psql to restore?  This almost sounds like you're
hitting a file size limit somewhere, like the 2 gig file size limit
linux kernels suffered from years ago.

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