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Re: [GENERAL] Dump and Restore

From: Paul Thomas <paul(at)tmsl(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Eduardo S (dot) Fontanetti" <dufuzzy(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Dump and Restore
Date: 2004-08-24 15:29:56
Message-ID: 20040824162956.D17786@bacon (view raw or flat)
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On 24/08/2004 14:40 Eduardo S. Fontanetti wrote:
> How can I do a test if my dumping is really working, I
> can't apply the dump in my database, because it will
> overwrite a lot of data. I was thinking about restore
> in another database name, but I can't, it always
> restore on the original database.
> 
> Somebody have a cooking recipe about to test if my
> backup is working fine, and will help if I need
> sometime?

Are you using pg_dump or pg_dumpall? I just use pg_dump on individual 
databases (pg_dumpall works on the whole cluster) and can restore that to 
any database.


HTH

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