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Pg_dump Backup Drops a Few Things

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Pg_dump Backup Drops a Few Things
Date: 2002-07-16 20:08:19
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I am not subscribed to -bugs.  Please e-mail me directly.

For some time on 7.2.1 I have suspected that one or two items from large, 
complex databases was not getting backed up.  However, I could not say 
conclusively that this was the case, as it was always possible that I had 
missed something somewhere.

Today I just got done with a very painful restore.  PG_dump had failed to back 
up a small view on which 6 other views and functions depended, and I had to 
spend several hours editing the 99mb backup file by hand.

I'd like to work with someone on pinpointing the problem, as obviously this 
could be a critical issue for production databases.   However, I'm not sure 
how to submit the files as they are very large (> 90mb) and how can I send 
the original database not as a backup file?

-Josh Berkus
 Aglio Database Solutions
 San Francisco


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