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Re: pg_restore

From: Bob Pawley <rjpawley(at)shaw(dot)ca>
To: Adrian Klaver <aklaver(at)comcast(dot)net>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: pg_restore
Date: 2007-10-28 22:40:13
Message-ID: 001901c819b3$822878f0$6401a8c0@owner (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-general
This is the dump command

pg_dump -h localhost -d  Aurel -U postgres

Could you suggest a dump command that will match the restore command -

pg_restore  -h localhost -d PDW -U postgres  aurel.sql



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adrian Klaver" <aklaver(at)comcast(dot)net>
To: <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Bob Pawley" <rjpawley(at)shaw(dot)ca>; "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:15 PM
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] pg_restore

> On Sunday 28 October 2007 3:01 pm, Bob Pawley wrote:
>> The latest in the saga -
>> By using - pg_restore  -h localhost -d PDW -U postgres  aurel.sql
>> I get the message - pg_restore: input file does not appear to be a valid
>> archive.
>> I get this message when I used the aurel.sql file which I previously 
>> loaded
>> successfully in 8.1 and also when I use an aurel.sql file which I just
>> successfully dumped a few minutes ago from the 8.1 on my other computer.
>> Could pg_restore in my 8.2 be corrupted??
>> Bob
> What does your dump command look like? My guess is your are doing a plain 
> text
> dump and pg_restore only works with the custom formats. If you want to use
> the plain text version than you need to use psql. This maybe how you got 
> to
> the point of having both pg_restore and psql on the same line.
> -- 
> Adrian Klaver
> aklaver(at)comcast(dot)net
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