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Re: moving a single database

From: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Tom Allison <tallison(at)tacocat(dot)net>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: moving a single database
Date: 2006-11-19 03:23:25
Message-ID: 417622.41556.qm@web31807.mail.mud.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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> I want to move just one database from server A to server B.
> The files under /var/lib/postgresql/8.1/ are not exactly jumping out and telling 
> me which files belong to which database.
> So, how do you move a database (not the entire postgresql installation)?
> Considering the existence of things like triggers and sequences -- will a simple 
>   dump/restore be sufficient?

you are going to pg_dumpall.  It will get all schema, table, rule, trigger, and data into a sql
script file.  It will also get the user, group, and other cluster level entities and definitions.

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/interactive/backup-dump.html#BACKUP-DUMP-ALL

regards,

Richard Broersma Jr.

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