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Re: restore from a pg_dumpall file

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Bob Powell" <Bob(at)hotchkiss(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: restore from a pg_dumpall file
Date: 2004-05-25 15:07:51
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"Bob Powell" <Bob(at)hotchkiss(dot)org> writes:
> I have a restore file created by pg_dumpall.  The restore file has two
> users associated with ownership of tables.  The postgres user and a user
> called nsadmin.  

> When I attempt to restore this it won't create my call_handlers because
> it's not the postgres user.  If I attempt to restore under the nsadmin
> user the language handlers fail. 

> How can I restore this file without changing everything to postgress
> user?  

You pretty much always have to start the restore of a pg_dumpall file
as superuser.  That does not mean it will create everything as owned by
the superuser, but it needs superuser permissions.

			regards, tom lane

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