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Help with restore

From: Allen Smith <asmith86(at)midsouth(dot)rr(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Help with restore
Date: 2004-11-05 02:31:02
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Im having a little problem. First let me say im a total newbie as far as 
sys-admin and such. Normally Im just a production guy. But as of late im 
starting to have more responsibilties, backup, set up new clients,  etc. 
so please bear with me in my detail I just dont know what info you need 
and what you dont......

I made a back up like this: 
pg_dump -v -Fc -f bkp.tar.gz dbname

then I dropped the db
then I recreated the db
then when I tried to restore like this:
pg_restore -v -O -d dbname bkp.tar.gz

after I enter the password I get
pg_restore: creating FUNC PROCEDURAL LANGUAGE plpgsql_call_handler()
pg_restore: [archiver (db)] could not execute query: ERROR:  function 
"plpgsql_call_handler" already exists with same argument types
pg_restore: *** aborted because of error

however after looking back over my notes and the documentation that I 
recieved I noticed that I was supposed to make the backup like this:
pg_dump -U dbname -v -Fc -f bkp.tar.gz dbname

Sincec this is apearantly a specific way to make the backup Im assuming 
that that is why the restore doesnt work since it was setup do restore 
form that specific backup syntax. What I would like to know is, how I 
can get the data out of this archive, so that I can recover the data and 
put it back in place and get the site up and running.

any suggestions?????

Thanks in Advance

Allen Smith


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