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Re: Backing up several tables using pg_dump -t

From: Rajesh Kumar Mallah <mallah(dot)rajesh(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Tomeh, Husam" <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Backing up several tables using pg_dump -t
Date: 2005-09-22 20:15:58
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man pg_dump seems to say it is not possible

       -t table

       --table=table
              Dump  data for table only. It is possible for there to be multi-
              ple tables with the same name in different schemas; if  that  is
              the  case,  all  matching  tables  will  be dumped. Specify both
              --schema and --table to select just one table.

              Note: In this mode, pg_dump makes no attempt to dump  any  other
              database objects that the selected table may depend upon. There-
              fore, there is no guarantee that the results of  a  single-table
              dump  can  be  successfully  restored by themselves into a clean
              database.


On 9/23/05, Tomeh, Husam <htomeh(at)firstam(dot)com> wrote:
>
> I'm having problem backing up several tables using pg_dump. When
> selecting one table only with the '-t'  option, it works just fine. When
> I tried to include several tables, pg_dump fails with error that the
> tables specified don't exist. Can you show me an example of backing up
> several tables using pg_dump.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
>
> --
>  Husam
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