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Re: undo delete w/ transaction?

From: "Joshua b(dot) Jore" <josh(at)greentechnologist(dot)org>
To: Einar Karttunen <ekarttun(at)cs(dot)Helsinki(dot)FI>
Cc: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: undo delete w/ transaction?
Date: 2001-10-25 15:15:12
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Ah I see. That's an enlightening web page. I'm going to reconstruct from
backup + application log (yes, I store the exact SQL that does the

If I weren't already doing a gazillion things that undelete program would
be a fun one to hack at.

Joshua Jore
Minneapolis Ward 3, precinct 10

On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Einar Karttunen wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 07:11:39AM -0500, Joshua b. Jore wrote:
> > So I did a bad thing and did a bad DELETE command and deleted *all* the
> > records. I also goofed by not doing that in a transaction. Is there any
> > way to undo the change? I stopped the daemon right after I broke it.
> >
> The easiest way is to restore the db from your backups. (You have backups don't you?)
> If that is not possible for some weird reason the data is not deleted just
> marked to be deleted. If you did *nothing* to that table it might be possible
> to resque them as described in
> (Do wal-logs change this in anyway?)
> The first thing to do is to take a backup of the database dir. If the log trick fails
> then study the table format use a hex editor, write a tool to do the undelete and
> share it with us.
> - Einar Karttunen

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