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Re: Migrating database from Unix to Windows

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
To: Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
Cc: "Hackenberg, Rick" <Rick(dot)Hackenberg(at)primedia(dot)com>,Postgres Newbie <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Migrating database from Unix to Windows
Date: 2006-10-27 03:47:04
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On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 06:51:36PM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:
> There is a binary installer for windows (at least XP, don't know about 
> windows 2000, but would be easy enough to look on the website).  The 
> dumps of a database are generally cross-platform, I think.  I don't know 
> that you will need to do anything special.  What have you tried?

Dumps are completely platform agnostic. The files in $PGDATA are not.
If you're dual-booting between Windows and Linux, you might be able to
use the same data directory on both, but I wouldn't bet on it. I
certainly wouldn't do anything like that in production.
Jim Nasby                                            jim(at)nasby(dot)net
EnterpriseDB      512.569.9461 (cell)

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