"Jim Michaels" <jmichae3(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes: > 2. pg_restore doesn't seem to do anything but hang when I try to restore. > I did a pg_dumpall from 8.3.7: > pg_dumpall --file=c:\pg-jmichae3-7-13-2009.sql --role=postgres > --host=localhost --port=5432
> then I did a pg_restore to 8.4: > pg_restore --file=c:\pg-jmichae3-7-13-2009.sql --role=postgres --verbose > --host=localhost --port=5432
--file is the output argument for pg_restore, not the input argument. It's trying to read the archive from stdin, so it's waiting for you to type something.
In any case, pg_restore is the wrong tool for restoring pg_dumpall output. You should just feed the script to psql.