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Re: sql dump

From: Raymond O'Donnell <rod(at)iol(dot)ie>
To: Scott Frankel <frankel(at)circlesfx(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: sql dump
Date: 2010-07-26 16:04:59
Message-ID: 4C4DB22B.7050209@iol.ie (view raw or flat)
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On 26/07/2010 16:58, Scott Frankel wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Is it possible to perform an SQL Dump without using pg_dump?
>
> I have a special case situation wherein my application has access to a
> remotely-hosted PG (8.3) database, but does not have access to its admin
> tools. (There's a longer backstory here that I'm happy to explain if
> necessary.) I'm looking for an efficient way to dump all the data in the
> DB without having to SELECT * on each table.

I don't think so. Are you in a position to run pg_dump locally to the 
application, using the -h parameter to connect to the remote DB? You 
really are better off to use pg_dump if you can at all, since it looks 
after FK dependencies between tables, permissions, etc.

Ray.

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Raymond O'Donnell :: Galway :: Ireland
rod(at)iol(dot)ie

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