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Re: Problem restoring a dump

From: Gabriele Bartolini <Gabriele(dot)Bartolini(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)it>
To: giulio calacoci <giulio(dot)calacoci(at)2ndquadrant(dot)it>
Cc: Johann Spies <jspies(at)sun(dot)ac(dot)za>, <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem restoring a dump
Date: 2011-09-13 09:58:29
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 Hi Johann,

    as Giulio pointed out, it seems like the destination database is in 
 LATIN1 encoding, rather than UTF8. Could you please confirm this?

    By reading the little information we have, it seems like you have an 
 export in UTF8 and you are trying to load it into a LATIN1 database. If 
 you specify the client_encoding you are actually informing psql that you 
 are reading UTF8 - which is probably fine given the above assumptions - 
 but that does not specify how the information is then stored in the 
 database. That's decided by the database encoding.

    Also, I suggest that you dump your database using the destination 
 version's pg_dump rather than the source's.

    Please keep us posted.


 On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:43:27 +0200, giulio calacoci 
 <giulio(dot)calacoci(at)2ndquadrant(dot)it> wrote:
> hi,
> the character that is giving you troubles is "orizontal ellipsis",
> this character does not exists in latin1 encoding, only in utf8, so
> database you dumped was utf8 encoded.
> i think the fastest way you have to solve the problem is:  change the
> encoding of the target database you are trying to restore.
> Regards
> Giulio.
> Il giorno 13/set/2011, alle ore 11.18, Johann Spies ha scritto:
>> Good day,
>> I have installed postgresql 9.0 on my Debian and thought that 
>> restoring
>> the database would be as simple as psql -f <the dump made by 8.4's
>> pg_dumpall>.
>> However: I get several errors like this:
>> psql:pgdump.txt.1:4453471: ERROR:  character 0xe280a6 of encoding 
>> "UTF8"
>> has no equivalent in "LATIN1"
>> I have changed the client-encoding of psql to UTF8 but I see after 
>> the
>> restore of the dump the encoding is still LATIN1.
>> How do I overcome this?
>> Regards
>> Johann
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