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ERROR: invalid input syntax for type timestamp: ""

From: "Kshirsagar, Swanand" <Swanand(dot)Kshirsagar(at)acs-inc(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: ERROR: invalid input syntax for type timestamp: ""
Date: 2012-04-19 10:23:01
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I am using Postgres version 8.3.17 on one of my database server. I have
received a .sql dump file from my client. Which is supposed to be taken
from a Postgres 8.3.7 db. Now, I have created an empty database and I am
trying to restore the .sql file with command psql command. After few GBs
of restoration, I am getting an error - 





ERROR:  invalid input syntax for type timestamp: ""

CONTEXT:  COPY job_step_history, line 16211941, column start_time: ""



I tried printing this line no - 16211941 from the .sql dump file with
command - sed -n "16211941 p" <filename.sql> . The row has values - 



17338525        1       309     6       205636  2009-09-04 22:02:46.199
1       2009-09-04 22:02:46.198 1       \N



What can be the possible cause for this error? Please help.







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