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no entry on pg_database for a live database

From: "Mark Steben" <msteben(at)autorevenue(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: no entry on pg_database for a live database
Date: 2008-01-22 16:05:02
Message-ID: 000101c85d10$8bab2c10$14010a0a@dei26g028575 (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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I have a situation I thought was impossible.


I have a live postgres database with 4 application tables.  I can access it
through PSQL. 

But there is no record of this database on the PG_DATABASE catalog table.

And I therefore cannot perform a PG_DUMP backup because it errors with,

You guessed it, 'No entry on pg_database'  We haven't done backups 

As these are workfile temporary tables. But I've primed one of these

Tables with permanent data for performance.


I'm running version 7.4.5.   Do I have to do a drop-recreate or is there

Some other way around this?


Any ideas would be appreciated


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