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From: "Crombleholme, Roy" <Roy(dot)Crombleholme(at)its(dot)lancscc(dot)gov(dot)uk>
To: 'Oliver Elphick' <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>, Mickey <mickey(at)mcnjeni(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re:
Date: 2003-09-10 10:33:15
Message-ID: 4F9235D7B7D2D611B8DB000802E65AC5062370@lccmail2.lancscc.gov.uk (view raw or flat)
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>On Wed, 2003-09-10 at 01:28, Mickey wrote:
>> HI,
>> 
>> I'm obviously new to this list, but I am also new to postgres as well.. I
am
>> looking for someone who can dumb a database on one server (postgres
7.1.3)
>> and restore it on another server (postgres 7.1.3) some OS on both
machines,
>> should be pretty easy, I just have failed in every attempt.
>
>How did you try to do it, and what error did you get?
>
>(7.1.3 is pretty dated - isn't it time to upgrade?)

Hi Mickey,

This is what I use to do a similar thing.  You need to use pg_dumpall which
should be in the bin folder of your postgresql distribution.

Run this command (I'm assuming the user postgres is your DB superuser) :-

pg_dumpall -U postgres > /tmp/alldata.dmp

This should dump your entire database cluster into one file.  You can then
transfer this file to your other machine for restore which can be done like
this (again, you will find the psql command in the bin folder) :-

psql -U postgres < /tmp/alldata.dmp

You can put the dump into any dir or file I've just used /tmp and
alldata.dmp for no particular reason.

Hope this helps.  :))


Roy Crombleholme
Systems/Software Engineer
ICT Services

--  "Somethings come from nothing, nothing seems to come from somethings" --
SFA - Guerilla


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