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Re: Copy database to another machine

From: jjurban <jjurban(at)attglobal(dot)net>
To: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
Cc: Nuno Ferreira <nunoadferreira(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copy database to another machine
Date: 2011-10-26 16:54:56
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Thom Brown wrote:
> On 26 October 2011 14:38, Nuno Ferreira <nunoadferreira(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>   
>> Good afternoon,
>> I'm trying to copy one database from one machine to another. How can I do
>> it?
>> Can I just simply copy and paste the files? I need to close the database
>> first or I can copy the files with it open?
>>     
>
> No, you can't copy and paste the files, but you can do it in one step:
>
> pg_dump -t table_to_dump source_database_name | psql destination_database_name
>
> Assuming the table does't already exist in the destination, it will
> create and populate the table in the destination database.
>   
I have zipped the contents of PGSDATA (the entire database)  to a zip 
file, copied that file to a memory stick, then unzipped it to another 
machine.

This is on eCS (OS/2) machines.

I have done this many times without problems.

Am I doing something I shouldn't?

John


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