Re: 9.2 upgrade glitch with search_path

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Scott Ribe <scott_ribe(at)elevated-dev(dot)com>
Cc: Postgresql General <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 9.2 upgrade glitch with search_path
Date: 2013-01-13 21:51:55
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Scott Ribe <scott_ribe(at)elevated-dev(dot)com> writes:
> Built & installed 9.2.3. Dumped 9.1 db (using 9.2 pg_dump IIRC). Restored.
> Database search path was not restored. Had to execute alter database ... set search_path to...

That's a hole in the particular dump methodology you selected:

> pg_dumpall -g -f roles.dump
> pg_dump -F c -Z 0 -v pedcard > db.dump

pg_dump does not dump/restore database properties, only database
contents. Properties are the responsibility of pg_dumpall, which
you bypassed (for databases anyway).

There's been some discussion of refactoring these responsibilities,
but no consensus.

regards, tom lane

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