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Re: pg_dump manual?

From: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "Horace A(dot) Vallas, Jr(dot)" <hav(at)hav(dot)com>, <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_dump manual?
Date: 2001-09-03 02:57:04
Message-ID: ECEHIKNFIMMECLEBJFIGMELMCBAA.chriskl@familyhealth.com.au (view raw or flat)
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If you go pg_dump -? you should see a switch that tells pg_dump to run
regardless of version differences.  Give that a shot.

Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-docs-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-docs-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Horace A. Vallas,
> Jr.
> Sent: Friday, 31 August 2001 4:56 AM
> To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [DOCS] pg_dump manual?
>
>
> I'm writing to this address because the links for mail lists fail and
> said to write here if looking for docs and such...
>
> I have some problem that is keeping me from being able to use
> pg_dump or pg_dumpall on a 6.4 version.  What I have found mentioned
> about the error indicates either that my pg_xxxx applications are
> the wrong versions for the database (very possible) or that there
> is a problem with one or more table values (possibly but all databases
> and tables on the machine fail to dump).
>
> Trying to move to a 7.0 version
>  and simply moving the data dir from the old machine also will not seem
> to work on the new...
>
> SOOoooo - I guess I have to write my own pg_dump in order to get the
> old data out --- but I don't know exactly what the format of pg_dump
> and pg_dumpall might be --- nor which tables will actually be dumped
> (for example, I can the the various pg_whatever tables in a base, but
> I also see a bunch of tables named "regf12" and I have no idea what
> those are or whether I should dump them in my pg_dump program)
>
> Thanks for any pointers and/or docs to help me get this right -- there's
> a BUNCH of data that can be lost if I cannot get it out of the
> old database.
>
>
> --
> Wishing you an "OOBA OOBA" 21st Century!!
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