On 2009-01-30, Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com> wrote:
>> You can however pull it from a -Fc backup with pg_restore. Just FYI.
>> Joshua D. Drake
> Or strip it from a pg_dump/pg_dumpall with sed. Or write your own
> function-dumper based on ideas gleaned from various notes/comments on
> the web (my approach).
> I had not thought of using the -Fc approach but it appears that that
> would require dumping the whole database then using pg_restore to pull
> the function definition from the dump.
not the whole database, you can use --schema-only
this can save significant pipe bandwidth.
Is it possible to get pg_restore to list just the named function?
> One other thing that would be nice to have for function-dumping whether
> in pg_dump or using the -Fc approach would be the ability to dump all
> functions of a given name instead of having to go one-by-one. It's
> pretty unusual for identically-named functions to have unrelated purposes.
but sometimes you only want one of them.
in summary it'd be nice to have an equivalent of pg_restore's
"--function=NAME(args)" option on pg_dump and to have the "(args)" part
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