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best practices for dumping databases

From: "Mag Gam" <magawake(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: best practices for dumping databases
Date: 2008-04-06 20:25:13
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What is the best way to dump a database?

Currently, I am using pg_dump dbname. However, my data contains a lot of
escape sequences and various characters which is causing a restore problem.
How can I avoid problems like this? Is there a "binary" dump and restore? I
rather use that if its going to guarantee valid data.



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