My apologies for sending this question to the list twice. Due to a glitch
in our procmail configuration, I lost all mail that I should have received
overnight, including any answers to this question.
I have a problem with upgrading postgresql 6.1 to 6.3.2. Compilation and
installation of the database system is no problem, the trouble start when I
try to move the contents of the old database to the new one.
This is the procedure I followed.
0. Platform is:
SunOS epidemix 5.5 Generic_103093-06 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-4
1. compile version 6.3.2
2. run 6.3.2 version of pg_dumpall to dump the contents of the old database.
The old poster is still running
This will lead to a number of warnings/errors about the pg_shadow table, i.e.
that it does not exist. From the documentation , I understand that this is
correct since 6.1 doesn't have this table.
When I check the captured output of pg_dumpall, none of my users has been
saved to the output. Needless to say, I also dumped the database with the old
version of pg_dumpall. During the dump process, no errors or warnings occur.
3. kill the postmaster. Renamed postgres directory to postgres.old, created new
postgres directory. Went back to source and did gnu-make install, followed by
initdb. No problems occured.
4. When I try to reload my old data from the dump that has been made with the
6.3.2 version of pg_dumpall, no users are created and the restore process stops.
If I create the users manually and then remove the first few lines from db.out
that are responsible for deleting the body of pg_shadow, the restore process
stops with an error that mentions a buffer overflow
When I try to reload my old data from the dump that has been made with the 6.1
version of pg_dumpall, my users are created, but I get an error that the users
are not listed in pg_shadow and the restore process stops.
>From the documentation, I understood that pg_user now is a view of pg_shadow,
how is it possible then that when I update pg_user, the changes are not made to
Anyhow, I've been trying for a day and a half to restore my database and nothing
works. Since it is a more-or-less production database, I restored the 6.1 copy
so that we could continue our work.
What is wrong? And more importantly, how do I fix it?!
Thanks in advance for your reactions!
Kees Leune, Researcher at the Infolab | Email: kees(at)kub(dot)nl
Tilburg University, The Netherlands | Phone: +31 13 466 2688
http://infolab.kub.nl/people/kees/ | HAM: PA3HFB
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