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Re: Restoring roles information

From: JORGE MALDONADO <jorgemal1960(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Steve Crawford <scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Restoring roles information
Date: 2012-03-28 13:28:13
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On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Steve Crawford <
scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com> wrote:

> **
> On 03/27/2012 04:21 PM, JORGE MALDONADO wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. First of all, who should I reply to? To you or to
> pgsqlnovice group?
> I have PostgreSQL v9.0 installed only, how do I use pg_dump from v9.1?
> I am using pgAdmin to get the backup, is it better to use the pg_dump
> command?
>  Regards,
> Jorge Maldonado
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM, Steve Crawford <
> scrawford(at)pinpointresearch(dot)com> wrote:
>>  On 03/27/2012 03:52 PM, JORGE MALDONADO wrote:
>>> I am upgrading from PostgreSQL v9.0 to v9.1 and I have a plain format
>>> backup. I reviewed the backup file and I see that it contains everything
>>> except the creation of "login roles" and "group roles".
>>> Is there a way to include the creation of roles in a backup or do I have
>>> to create them manually before performing the restore operation?
>>> Respectfully,
>>> Jorge Maldonado
>>  How did you create the backup? The pg_dump program does not dump the
>> "globals", i.e. the roles, tablespaces, ...
>> The pg_dumpall program does dump globals but also dumps all databases
>> which may not be what you want.
>> You can use pg_dumpall with the -g (globals) option which will create a
>> dump having the only the commands needed to recreate the global entries.
>> Also, just as a check, did you create the dump file using the 9.1 dump
>> programs. If not, you should redo them. The recommended upgrade procedure
>> is to use the dump programs from the new version of PostgreSQL.
>> Cheers,
>> Steve
>  Hi Jorge,
> Welcome to the groups. Most of the time people tend to reply-to-all so the
> group gets the email and the sender gets it directly. Alternately, you can
> just reply to the group. Just be sure the group is included - that way the
> group knows which messages have been answered and, since the messages are
> archived, it may provide the answers when someone does a future web-search.
> Also, to "fit in", be sure to "bottom post". Most biz-types top-post so
> the most recent messages are on top. I think Outlook defaults that way. The
> tradition on this list, which people will point out with varying degrees of
> delicacy, is to add your reply to the bottom of the message.
> I tend to use the command-line for maintenance so I'm not the best person
> to ask about the pgAdmin 9.0/9.1 issues. I'd go back to my prior reply and
> this time reply to the list with your questions. You might want to include
> the version of pgAdmin and a bit more detail including:
> 1. What version of pgAdmin are you running and what OS is it on?
> 2. What OS is the server running on?
> 3. Are both server and pgAdmin on the same machine?
> Cheers,
> Steve
> 1. Are pgAdmin and the PostgreSQL server on the same machine?

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