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Re: restore a table in a database

From: val <valiouk(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Marc Fromm <Marc(dot)Fromm(at)wwu(dot)edu>
Subject: Re: restore a table in a database
Date: 2008-12-04 13:56:40
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--- On Wed, 3/12/08, Marc Fromm <Marc(dot)Fromm(at)wwu(dot)edu> wrote:

> From: Marc Fromm <Marc(dot)Fromm(at)wwu(dot)edu>
> Subject: [ADMIN] restore a table in a database
> To: "pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
> Date: Wednesday, 3 December, 2008, 7:21 PM
> How do I restore just a table to a database? I was able to
> create a backup of the required table from a backup of the
> database as follows.
> I don't know how to properly restore the backed up
> table "departments" to the original
> "sms" database.
> create a new db
> createdb -U postgres smstest
> restore a backup of the db to the new db
> psql -U postgres smstest <
> /tmp/postgresql-sms-11-24-2008_04-05-database
> backup up the specific table from the restored db
> pg_dump -U postgres -a -t departments smstest >
> /tmp/smsdepartments
> The table backup is smsdepartments. How do I restore
> smsdepartments to the table called departments in the sms
> database?
> Thanks
> Marc

Open up the backup file and change the tablename in the CREATE and COPY commands from smsdepartments to departments. Then restore with:
psql -U postgres smstest < /tmp/smsdepartments


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