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Re: restore data from DB base?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: jennifer fan <jenniferfan007(at)yahoo(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: restore data from DB base?
Date: 2004-12-24 03:07:58
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jennifer fan wrote:

> One server that hold postgresql(7.4.6) and data(account system data) 
> stop working yesterday, the disks may be demaged. the data wasn't 
> backuped.  Does anybody know how to restore data from DB base. That 
> means, if the data directory could be found from disk, is it possiple 
> to install  a postgresql(7.4.6) in a new machine, copy data directory 
> to new machine, then try to restore data ? But how to ask postgresql 
> knew the data directory?  Any suggestion will very be apperciate.
>
If the data directory is intact, you should be able to move it to a new 
7.4.6 postgresql installation without issue.
You could then start it up with a command like this:

pg_ctl -D <path to data directory> -l <path to logfile> start

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake



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