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Re: Backup & Restore

From: Ilan Volow <listboy(at)clarux(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backup & Restore
Date: 2006-09-27 13:13:21
Message-ID: 2A141EC3-2C17-4213-BFAE-11A970283E36@clarux.com (view raw or flat)
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My usual way of getting around this problem involves doing a pg_dump  
of the database, deleting the database, re-creating the database, and  
then repopulating it. For example, if there was a database named  
bunny, I'd do the following:

dropdb bunny
createdb bunny
psql  bunny < bunny_backup_dump

--Ilan






On Sep 27, 2006, at 8:13 AM, Felipe Giotto wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I know this is a extremely novice question :D, but I'm trying to  
> use a simple command to backup an entire database to a file, and  
> then restore the entire database from the file, overwriting all the  
> previously data stored on the old database. I tried pg_dump and  
> pg_restore (i can't remember the parameters right now), but  
> pg_restore always returns an error about primary key violations.  
> Can anybody tell me two commands to backup and restore my databases  
> without these key violation problems?
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> Felipe Giotto ;-)
>
>
> PS: Sorry for my poor english!! :D
>
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