tfo(at)alumni(dot)brown(dot)edu (Thomas F. O'Connell) writes:
> I transfer this file to another server, where the database db does not
> exist. I try the following:
> pg_restore -C -d db pg_dump20040621.pgsql
> pg_restore: [archiver (db)] connection to database "db" failed: FATAL:
> database "db" does not exist
> What is an example of how the -C flag is intended to be used?
Whatever database you name in -d has to already exist, because that's
where pg_restore will initially connect. -C means to issue a CREATE
DATABASE command and then reconnect to the new db.
In other words, try "-C -d template1".
regards, tom lane
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