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Backup/Restore problem (Windows) - newbie

From: rockyp <rockyp(at)rockyp(dot)com>
To: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Backup/Restore problem (Windows) - newbie
Date: 2008-06-22 23:55:57
Message-ID: 18060565.post@talk.nabble.com (view raw or flat)
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I have looked at prior messages on this topic, but haven't been able to get
my restore to work.

I am doing a backup on my client's server (I've tried, PLAIN, COMPRESSED,
SCHEMA/DATA only).

I then copy the file to my PC and want to restore here. I've tried the
restore in PGAdmin, but the restore option is disabled. Or I try to restore
the PLAIN versions, and again it is disabled. If I rename the .backup to
.sql, I can load the SQL script, but it fails immediately.

I guess my questions are....

1) Obviously, what are the steps to do a successful restore on a different
PC?

2) If I restore over my existing (old) DB, do I need to empty the tables, or
delete and recreate the DB first?

I have PG Admin 1.8.2 at the client site, and 1.8.4 here. Both sites are
using PGSQL 8.3.0.

Thanks,
Rocky
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