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Re: Is pgdump_all == pg_dumpall -g + pg_dump of individual databases ?

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Rajesh Kumar Mallah <mallah(at)tradeindia(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Is pgdump_all == pg_dumpall -g + pg_dump of individual databases ?
Date: 2005-09-23 23:49:23
Message-ID: 200509231949.23261.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Thursday 22 September 2005 05:14, Rajesh Kumar Mallah wrote:
> Hi ,
>
> I suppose pgdump_all creates a SQL script
> that is capable of recreating the entire database
> except for large_objects.
>
> However pgdump_all produces one single large
> SQL files and is not useful(easy) if  one has to restore
> a particular table.
>
> For this reason we backup our databases individually
> using custom format and use pg_restore to restore
> individual objects as when required.
>
> My doubt is are the individual database backup files
> created through -Fc  options along with an SQL file
> created using "pgdump_all -g " sufficient to recreate
> the entire database ?
>

Assuming your version of pg_dump dumps binary data with an -Fc dump, then yes. 
(Check the docs if you want to verify)

-- 
Robert Treat
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