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Re: Copy database to another machine

From: Andreas Kretschmer <akretschmer(at)spamfence(dot)net>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copy database to another machine
Date: 2011-10-26 16:42:03
Message-ID: 20111026164203.GA28073@tux (view raw or flat)
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Nuno Ferreira <nunoadferreira(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:

> Good afternoon,
> 
> I'm trying to copy one database from one machine to another. How can I do it?
> Can I just simply copy and paste the files? I need to close the database first
> or I can copy the files with it open?  

You can do (and have to do) that while the database is up and running
with pg_dump and (on the destination) pg_restore or psql. Please read
the documentation for more information here:

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/interactive/backup.html

You CAN'T copy&paste the files!


Andreas
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