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Re: Restoring databases from a different installment on Windows

From: "Qingqing Zhou" <zhouqq(at)cs(dot)toronto(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Restoring databases from a different installment on Windows
Date: 2006-05-29 14:26:58
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"Berislav Lopac" <berislav(dot)lopac(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote
>I have recently reinstalled my Windows mychine, including the
> PostgreSQL server, but (due to a system crash, unrelated to Postgres) 
> I
> wasn't able to dump my databases to import them now. However, I have a
> full copy of the original system, including all the files of the
> original Postgres installation.
> Is there a way to restore the databases from the original installation
> into the new one? For example, in MySQL I would be able to just copy
> the data files; is there something similar in Postgres?

If you don't have a tablespace built (i.e. all data are in your initial 
data directory), then just like MySQL, you can replace your current data 
directory with that folder.


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