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Upgrading 7.2.4 to 7.4.1

From: Jarmo Järvenpää <Jarmo(dot)Jarvenpaa(at)softers(dot)net>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Upgrading 7.2.4 to 7.4.1
Date: 2004-02-16 12:59:26
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Dear all,

I've got an old 7.2.4 DB which I hoped to upgrade to 7.4.1.
The old syntax used for creating tables had lines like
id integer DEFAULT '',

which translates to this error:

pg_restore: [archiver (db)] could not execute query: ERROR:  invalid 
input syntax for integer: ""

I found out that integer with '' as default is not acceptable after 7.3. 
  Also, some complaints were given with the data, particulary numerous 
"\N" lines when restoring (this can be worked out by using -d switch 
when dumping).

Also, schemas are not going to be created (some 7.3 documents gave this up).

Thus, must I update every DB creation script by hand and try to restore 
only the data?



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