Zurich, Switzerland - February 4th, 2023
pg_dumpbinary is a program used to dump a PostgreSQL database with
data dumped in binary format. The resulting dump must be restored
pg_restorebinary that is provided with this tool.
pg_dumpbinary 2.9 was released today, this is a maintenance release of version 2.8 published some days before. This releases add some new features to pg_restorebinary and fix some issues reported by users.
pg_dumpbinary is useful in some situations:
pg_dump because the
total size of the escape/hex output exceed 1Gb.
\0 internally in bytea but data
are returned as char/varchar/text which truncate data after
the '\0'. In this case pg_dump will export data in the output
type which will result in data lost.
If you are in this case
pg_dumpbinary will help you by dumping the
PostgreSQL database in binary format. In all other cases you must
use the pg_dump/pg_restore commands distributed with PostgreSQL.
See documentation for a complete description of the features.
pg_dumpbinary is an open project from LzLabs GmbH. Any contribution to build a better tool is welcome. You just have to send your ideas, features requests or patches using the GitHub tools.