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Re: Automating Postgres Backup

From: "gcj" <gauss21(at)comcast(dot)net>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Automating Postgres Backup
Date: 2008-11-12 03:18:19
Message-ID: 23DEF153BB1942928D4A02372ED41141@Serotonin (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
Thank you very much for your suggestion.  I read the information in the link
you sent.


I installed pgAgent, got the Windows PostgreSQL Scheduling Agent service
running using an administrator account, created a pgpass.conf file with my
server's settings and password, and created a script file to run pg_dump.


Unfortunately, my pgAgent job shows "Last Result" as running, but never
creates the backup file.  I can run the script file manually by
double-clicking it - it prompts me for a password and after I enter it, I
get my pg_dump export file.


I'm not sure what I'm missing - my pgpass.conf file is in
c:\users\adminuser\AppData\postgresql\ and the scheduling agent service is


Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot pgAgent?









From: Obe, Regina [mailto:robe(dot)dnd(at)cityofboston(dot)gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:27 AM
To: gcj
Subject: RE: [NOVICE] Automating Postgres Backup


I use pgAgent packaged with PostgreSQL to schedule pg_dump backups.  Pg_dump
doesn't require the db to be offline.

Here is a quick primer on how to do it

Hope that helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org on behalf of gcj
Sent: Tue 11/11/2008 10:23 AM
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: [NOVICE] Automating Postgres Backup


I'm using Postgres 8.3 on Windows Server to store data from an Apache/Tomcat
Web Application.  I'm using pg_dump to backup the database manually on a
daily basis.

Can someone recommend a solution or 3rd party application to automate the
backup process?  Ideally, I would like to do this without taking the
application off-line.




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