Thank you very much for your suggestion. I read the information in the link
I installed pgAgent, got the Windows PostgreSQL Scheduling Agent service
running using an administrator account, created a pgpass.conf file with my
server's settings and password, and created a script file to run pg_dump.
Unfortunately, my pgAgent job shows "Last Result" as running, but never
creates the backup file. I can run the script file manually by
double-clicking it - it prompts me for a password and after I enter it, I
get my pg_dump export file.
I'm not sure what I'm missing - my pgpass.conf file is in
c:\users\adminuser\AppData\postgresql\ and the scheduling agent service is
Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot pgAgent?
From: Obe, Regina [mailto:robe(dot)dnd(at)cityofboston(dot)gov]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: [NOVICE] Automating Postgres Backup
I use pgAgent packaged with PostgreSQL to schedule pg_dump backups. Pg_dump
doesn't require the db to be offline.
Here is a quick primer on how to do it
Hope that helps,
From: pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org on behalf of gcj
Sent: Tue 11/11/2008 10:23 AM
Subject: [NOVICE] Automating Postgres Backup
I'm using Postgres 8.3 on Windows Server to store data from an Apache/Tomcat
Web Application. I'm using pg_dump to backup the database manually on a
Can someone recommend a solution or 3rd party application to automate the
backup process? Ideally, I would like to do this without taking the
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